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For Immediate Release: January 4, 2019
Media Contact: Lance Klug
CalRecycle Incentive Program Helps California Businesses Close the Loop
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has approved nearly $2.9 million in grant funding to nine companies that use California waste tires to make new products. Grants awarded through CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program reimburse businesses based on products sold, creating financial incentives for manufacturers to more competitively price and market their recycled content products.
“Using recycled materials to make new products isn’t always the cheapest option up front, but the long-term benefits to the environment and human health make investments like these a bargain for California,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “These investments support the recycling infrastructure and markets we need to close the loop in California and transform our waste stream into a supply stream.”
California manages more than 48 million waste tires each year. Based on sales projections, the following grant recipients will prevent the landfill disposal of more than 20.6 million pounds of California-generated crumb rubber (the equivalent of roughly 1.7 million waste tires) over the next two years.
|Environmental Molding Concepts LLC||Riverside||Rubber tiles||$336,300|
|Herbert Malarkey Roofing Company||Los Angeles||Shingles||$500,000|
|Millennium Molding, Inc.||San Bernardino||Tiles, other||$100,000|
|Three D Plastics, Inc.||Los Angeles||Traffic device bases, cones||$350,000|
|TrafFix Devices, Inc.||Orange||Delineator cone bases||$500,000|
|U.S. Rubber Recycling, Inc.||San Bernardino||Sports floor surfacing, other||$500,000|
|United Sports Surfacing of America, Inc.||Orange||Sidewalk repair, rooftop, other||$300,000|
|Van Duerr Industries, Inc. (dba SafePath Products Inc.)||Butte||Wheelchair ramps, slip-resistant flooring and other ADA transitions products||$200,000|
Subscribe to CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program listserv for notifications about funding availability, applicant and project eligibility, and application due dates. CalRecycle administers multiple tire-related grant programs to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. Programs are funded through a fee on new tires sold in California.