California is faced with the significant challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 51 million reusable and waste tires generated each year. Fewer than 25,000 waste tires are estimated to remain in stockpiles throughout California. These stockpiles potentially threaten public health, safety, and the environment.
CalRecycle is required 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. For more information, read the Overview of Tire Management in California.