Information, resources, and examples for the SABRC category, tire-derived products.
- Minimum content requirement: 50 percent postconsumer (PCC section 12209(g)).
- At least 75 percent of the total dollars spent within this category must be used to procure tire-derived products meeting the 50 percent postconsumer content requirement.
- For statutes specifically pertaining to tire-derived products, refer to the Tire-Derived Products section on the Statutes Pertaining to the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign.
- Please see the SABRC section on the State Agency’s Laws and Regulation webpage for SABRC legislation.
Example Tire-Derived Products Categories
Examples of tired-derived products include, but not limited to:
- Wheelchair ramps
- Playground and sports surfacing
- Parking bumpers
- Bullet traps
- Truck bed liners
- Tree ties
- Wheel chocks
- Traffic-related products
- Mud flaps
- Accessibility ramps
- Paths and sidewalks
- Artificial turf
- Landscaping and rubber mulch
- Outdoor surfacing
- Pavers and tiles
- Floor and agricultural mats
- Crumb rubber
- Rubber mulch
- Rubberized sidewalks or tree wells
- Loose-fill or pour-in-place playgrounds
- Tiled or rolled recreational flooring
- Sports tracks or synthetic turf fill
- Pavement surfacing, including rubberized pavement surfaces like rubberized asphalt concrete, chip seal, and recycled asphalt pavement
- Animal care products such as horse arena surfacing, stall mats, cow mats and equestrian barn and breezeway flooring, etc.
Note: Reused or refurbished products should be considered 100 percent recycled; no minimum content is required. For composite products (products made of more than one material type) please refer to the Composite Product Reporting Policy.
Importance of Procuring Tire-Derived Products
California is faced with the significant challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 48 million reusable and waste tires generated each year. It is estimated that fewer than 25,000 waste tires remain in stockpiles throughout California. These stockpiles pose a potential threat to public health, safety, and the environment.
Buying recycled tire products is critical towards strengthening market forces leading to the economy of scale necessary to be sure waste tires are recycled rather than disposed. The illegal disposal of waste tires is a concern that CalRecycle works to prevent through its Waste/Used Tire Manifest System Program and recycled tire products market development.
Tire-Derived Products Catalog*
The California Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Catalog is designed to raise awareness about the broad range of products made from recycled tires and their benefits. This catalog focuses exclusively on products made in California from 100 percent California-generated tires. CalRecycle may revisit the criteria for inclusion in the catalog to provide maximum value in raising the awareness of all tire-derived products.
* The manufacturers and products listed are part of the Tire program. Purchasing products from any of these manufacturers does not automatically guarantee compliance with SABRC, EPP, local air quality, or other agency specific requirements. Please purchase according to your agency’s minimum requirements or standards. Identification of individuals, companies, and products on this page and within the associated Tire Derived Product Catalog does not constitute endorsement by CalRecycle. CalRecycle publishes this information to increase public awareness and to build markets for recycled content products. This list is not comprehensive.
Resources and Guidelines
- Recycled Content Products for Construction Catalog: Provides a catalog of construction products, including those containing tires.
- Tire-Derived Products: Information on a variety of case studies, catalogs, and suppliers.
- TDP and Other Tire Grants: List of grants related to tire-derived products and tires.