With the rapid industrialization and population growth, the status of our environment is degrading day by day. As the limits of urbanization are extending to far flying areas in India, the problem of solid waste management is causing a great concern to our environment. Literature study indicates that huge quantity of unwanted scrap tires are being generated every year and results in major environmental hazards worldwide. The present recycling techniques of the scrap tires only consume a very small amount of the unwanted tires. The percentage of scrap tires recycled is not compatible with the growth of scrap tires. A large number of used scrap tires are landfilled, stockpiled and illegally dumped. Tire disposal remains a problematic issue in industrialized nations around the world. The present study emphasized on using scrap-tire-shreds as potential alternative to conventional gravel in the drainage layer of landfill leachate collection system for leachate management and treatment.