Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 63
Vehicle Tire Storage and Recycling

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-63-4.9

§ 23-63-4.9. Tire deposit system.

(a) Every retailer shall require of each consumer purchasing tires a five dollar ($5.00) deposit on each vehicle tire purchased. The tire deposit shall be refunded in full within fourteen (14) days from the date the consumer delivers to the retailer a used vehicle tire. A retailer shall not refuse to accept from any consumer any used vehicle tire which is reasonably clean and substantially intact. No retailer shall be required to refund a tire deposit to any consumer who has not purchased a tire from a retailer, nor shall any retailer be required to pay out more tire deposit refunds than the number of tires the consumer purchased from the retailer. Any tire deposits held by a retailer and not reclaimed by the consumer after the fourteen (14) day period shall revert to, and become the property of, the retailer.

(b) All retailers accepting used vehicle tires shall be responsible for disposal of the tires pursuant to § 23-63-2.

(c) A copy of this section of the general laws, or a summary of this section of the general laws as approved by the director of the department of environmental management, shall be posted by all retail sellers in a place which is plainly visible to customers.

History of Section.
P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 85, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 225, § 1.