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SACRAMENTO – Money from a state-managed recycling fund will give Californians the opportunity to get rid of their old waste tires free of charge—allowing for the recycling and reuse of those tires rather than landfilling or illegal disposal.
Every two years, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) awards waste tire amnesty grants to local jurisdictions, which then hold collection events for area residents to drop off old tires free of charge. This year, CalRecycle awarded $1.6 million to 38 cities, counties, and other jurisdictions throughout California.
“When residents are made aware of an impending amnesty event, they are less likely to dump their tires illegally,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “These grants help local jurisdictions coordinate and prepare for successful events that divert waste tires into recycling programs.”
The Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program is designed to deter illegal dumping and stockpiling of waste tires, which can pose a threat to human health and the environment. Improperly managed waste tires are unsightly, become ideal breeding grounds for rodents and mosquitos, which can contribute to the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus. In 2015, California generated 44.2 million waste tires and 80.9 percent were diverted from disposal. Properly managed waste tires can be recycled into products used for various applications such as road surfacing and erosion control.
Grant funds can be used to advertise the collection events and to collect and transport the tires. This is one of several CalRecycle programs funded from a recycling fee charged on every new tire sold in California. There is no cost to the state’s General Fund.
The following is a complete list of jurisdictions that received funding. The maximum award amounts are $40,000 for individual city and county grants and $90,000 for regional grants.
Applicant and Total Award
Butte County: $30,000
City of Ceres: $4,020
City of Coalinga: $6,908
City of Elk Grove: $27,094
City of Fresno: $40,000
City of Hesperia: $34,420
City of Lake Elsinore: $32,620
City of Long Beach: $39,995
City of Los Angeles: $19,000
City of Madera: $90,000
City of Modesto: $25,950
City of Pomona: $8,530
City of Reedley: $9,568
City of Tulare: $7,500
El Dorado County: $89,812
Fresno County: $40,000
Glenn County: $84,000
Humboldt Waste Management Authority: $88,180
Imperial Valley Resource Management Authority: $53,369
Lake County: $40,000
Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Authority: $34,928
Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority : $70,000
Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority: $90,000
Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District: $28,251
Regional Waste Management Authority: $27,126
Riverside County: $37,737
Rural Counties ESJPA: $90,000
Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority: $62,832
San Bernardino County: $40,000
San Diego County: $39,500
San Joaquin County: $85,000
Santa Cruz County: $21,097
Siskiyou County: $20,000
Stanislaus County: $53,155
Tehama County: $44,709
Town of Apple Valley: $34,615
Town of Paradise: $30,000
Yolo County: $40,000
Check out CalRecycle’s website and the department’s In the Loop blog for raw data, program information, and California success stories related to the state’s waste reduction, recycling, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts.Posted on In the Loop by Christina Files on Jun 29, 2017
Did you know Saturday is Coastal Cleanup Day?
This is a great opportunity to spend the day outside with friends and family while doing something to help the planet. And who doesn’t love a day at the coast?
Check the California Coastal Commission’s map for a cleanup site near you. You’ll also find information on the history of Coastal Cleanup Day, tips for educators and youth groups, and tips on what to bring with you for the cleanup.
You can also download Clean Swell, the Ocean Conservancy’s app to collect data on what you find.Posted on In the Loop by CalRecycle Staff on Sep 15, 2016
If you were a 6-year-old boy and you got to call the shots for the day, what would you do?
Sacramento’s newest hero, Ethan, got his very own garbage truck, hard hat, and cape on Tuesday and instantly became the city’s most celebrated garbage man.
Thanks to some behind-the-scenes wizardry by Make-A-Wish, Ethan rode around Sacramento in “Ethan’s Garbage Truck,” escorted by police with flashing lights, as smitten grown-ups lined the streets to cheer him on.
He made a stop at the CalEPA building, partly to shake hands with department directors and city leaders, partly to learn about recycling and clean air and water, but mostly to push the buttons on some big, loud machines that move recyclable materials from a pretty big container to a really big container.
Oh, and to give Recycle Rex a hug.
You go, Ethan. Thanks for making us all feel like kids again!Posted on In the Loop by CalRecycle Staff on Jul 28, 2016