California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

California Greenin': Green Guide

Tire-Derived Products

Made from shredded tires and used for multiple public works projects, tire-derived products (TDP) provide the second largest reuse of tires in the United States. With California using approximately four to six million tires per year, and increased use anticipated, TDP plays a major role in providing a solution to diverting California's scrap tires from landfills.

These products are becoming increasingly popular with public works divisions in projects throughout the state. Learn more about how your organization may benefit.

  • Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants. The CIWMB's tire grant programs are designed to encourage activities that promote reducing the number of waste tires going to landfills for disposal and eliminating the stockpiling of waste tires. Activities include tire pile cleanup and enforcement, market development, and demonstration projects. Revenue for the grants is generated from a tire fee on each new tire sold in California.
  • Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC). Tires have created a market for themselves long after they come off the vehicle. More and more, the State, Counties and Cities are discovering the great benefits of using RAC, such as cost-effectiveness, safety, aesthetics, and of course, protecting the environment.
  • Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA). TDA is made from shredded tires and is used for multiple public works projects, provides the second largest reuse of tires in the United States.

Green Guide

Last updated: January 19, 2007
Green Procurement Guide, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/EPP/Procurement/
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