California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Tire Grants

Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup and Amnesty Grant Programs

These grant programs provide funding for the cost of cleanup, abatement, or other remedial actions related to the disposal of waste tires collected at cleanup projects and amnesty events. California jurisdictions including cities, counties, special districts, other political subdivisions and jurisdictions joined together by formal agreements, as well as California Indian tribes are eligible to apply. Cities or counties may submit a regional application with authorization from other cities and/or counties participating in the regional application.

Previously offered together as one grant program, the Waste Tire Cleanup Grant and the Waste Tire Amnesty Grants have been separated. The Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program will be offered every two years, beginning in 2012, in even years and the Waste Tire Amnesty Grant will be offered every two years in odd years. Each program will have a two year grant term.

Waste Tire Cleanup grants include:

  • Funds for the collection, removal, transportation, recycling, and disposal of waste tires from illegal tire piles and areas where illegal dumping has occurred along public right-of-ways.

Waste Tire Amnesty grants include:

  • Funds for date-specific events for the public and are not intended for the disposal of waste tires from waste tire generating businesses (PRC ยง42954(7)). Amnesty events 1) allow citizens to bring waste tires to convenient locations for proper management up to twice per month per location or 2) can consist of a coupon program that allows citizens to bring in waste tires on specified days.

Model Projects

Current Cycle

Applications for the Waste Tire Cleanup grant, fiscal year 2014/15, are due February 27, 2014.

Next Cycle

The application for Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant (TA) for FY 2015/16 will tentatively be available winter 2014.

Past Cycles

Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant

Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup (TCU) Grant Program

Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup and Amnesty Event Grant Program

Amnesty Event Grant Program Cycles

Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program Cycles

Questions?

If you have questions that are program specific, please contact Linh Johnson for the Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program, and Carla Repucci for the Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program.

Tire Grants Home

Last updated: February 18, 2014
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov