California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Tire Management

California is faced with the significant challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 40 million reusable and waste tires generated each year. It is estimated that fewer than 50,000 waste tires remain in stockpiles throughout California. These stockpiles pose a potential threat to public health, safety, and the environment.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is mandated to regulate and manage waste tires within the state. The Legislature recognized the need for waste tire management and passed the California Tire Recycling Act in 1989. To further strengthen waste tire management, the Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 876 in 2000 to augment the California Tire Recycling Act. For more information, read the Overview of Tire Management in California.

News & Activities...

    • Informal hearings to begin for waste tire facility and hauler enforcement.
    • Baled Waste Tire Requirements: See bulletin (PDF, 427 KB) on permitting, storage and handling requirements.
    • Please visit the Green Roads Web site for more information on Recycled Asphalt Concrete and Tire Derived Aggregate as cost-effective and high performing paving and construction alternatives.
    • Just Check It Campaign Underway... In an effort to encourage Californians to maintain proper air pressure in their tires and monitor tread depth, CalRecycle has launched the Just Check It campaign.
    • The latest five year plan, covering fiscal years 2013/14-2017/18, has been approved.
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Last updated: November 8, 2013
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Tire Management Program Hotline: (866) 896-0600 (toll free)