CalRecycle Grants Issued for Household Hazardous Waste Management, Used Tire Cleanups
CalRecycle recently issued two news releases about local jurisdictions that received grants for waste tire cleanup and household hazardous waste management:
CalRecycle Awards $1.5 Million in Household Hazardous Waste Grants
“CalRecycle is working to make sure every Californian has access to safe, convenient programs to dispose of their household hazardous waste,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “The more opportunities local governments can provide through HHW collection programs, the less likely these hazardous materials will be illegally landfilled and contaminate our soil, air, and water.”
Common household hazardous waste items that are illegal to toss in the trash include: paint, solvents, batteries, oil, fertilizers, pesticides, electronics, thermostats, fluorescent bulbs, and cleaners
See the full news release to see if your community was one of the 24 local jurisdictions that received grants ranging from $15,000 to $250,000.
CalRecycle Funds Cleanup of Illegal Tire Piles
CalRecycle is funding efforts in 23 California communities to clear illegally dumped waste tires from public right-of-ways and approved private properties.
The maximum award for the Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program is $100,000 for a single applicant and up to $250,000 for a regional applicant. Nine of the applicants are collaborating with their local conservation corps to assist with the cleanup.
See the full news release for a list of recipients.