For Immediate Release
April 18, 2017
CalRecycle Awards $6.6 Million in Waste Tire Grants: Funding Approved for Waste Tire Management, Recycling Efforts
SACRAMENTO--The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has awarded $6.6 million in grants to local governments and entities to safely manage and encourage the reuse of California’s waste tires. CalRecycle estimates 42 million used and waste tires are generated in California each year.
“This money makes a real difference in communities across California, where illegally dumped or improperly stored waste tires can pose significant threats to public health and our environment,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “By supporting the safe collection, management, and reuse of this material, California continues to show how its core values of environmental protection, public safety, and economic vitality go hand-in-hand.”
CalRecycle’s Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program is designed to promote the use of recycled waste tires in place of conventional construction material for applications such as retaining wall backfill, landslide stabilization, and various landfill uses. Shredded waste tires are ideal for such uses because they are permeable and durable. CalRecycle awarded three local jurisdictions a total of $187,100 in funding for projects that include roadside drainage, storm water capture systems, and retaining wall fill.
|TDA Grant Applicant||Total Award|
|City of Ukiah||$48,875|
CalRecycle’s Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program ensures cities and counties have sufficient funding to enforce compliance with rules regarding waste and used tires, including safe hauling and storage. Typical expenditures include costs related to inspection of tire storage facilities and enforcement activities to prevent illegal dumping. Funds may also be used for surveillance activities, cleanup of small waste tire piles, equipment and employee training. CalRecycle awarded 38 local jurisdictions a total of $6,477,147 in funding from this non-competitive grant program, as listed below.
|Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement
|City of Bakersfield||$56,023|
|City of Fresno||$246,601|
|City of Los Angeles||$70,190|
|City of Modesto||$33,616|
|City of San Diego||$255,980|
|City of Victorville||$69,277|
|Contra Costa County||$155,433|
|El Dorado County||$42,983|
|Los Angeles County||$600,000|
|San Bernardino County||$600,000|
|San Joaquin County||$218,465|
|San Luis Obispo County||$55,555|
|San Mateo County||$78,214|
|Santa Clara County||$116,553|
The Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program and the Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program are funded through a recycling fee on each new tire sold in California.
CalRecycle is the state's leading authority on recycling, waste reduction, and product reuse. CalRecycle plays an important role in the stewardship of California's vast resources and promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov.