Health Department Approves Tire Chips With Septic Systems

The Jackson County Health Department recently announced that the use of “tire chips” as the aggregate in onsite sewage systems has resumed.
“The lack of availability of tire chips caused their use to be discontinued for the past two years,” said Larry Miller, Environmental Health Specialist of the county health department.
This year, CCE Inc of New Albany began producing Rubber Rok™ brand of tire chips for use as an aggregate, he said.
“An average septic system will require approximately 2,500 discarded tires,” said Miller. “Testing of the septic systems that were installed in the past using tire chips show positive results and continue to work as well as stone.”
Discarded tires have always been an environmental problem. Recycling them for onsite sewage system use is a win-win for homeowners and the environment, he said.