Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release: October 18, 2019
News Release #2019-18
Media Contact: Lance Klug
CalRecycle Grants Help Turn Old Tires into New Products
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery awarded seven California companies $2.2 million in grant funding to transform 1.8 million recycled waste tires into beneficial new products like tiles, shingles, and traffic cones.
“California is proud to provide grant opportunities for businesses that invest in the sustainability of our communities and our planet,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program helps transform more of California’s waste into a resource for local businesses while supporting markets for recycled content products.”
CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program reimburses California businesses based on sales of products that use rubber from recycled waste tires, creating financial incentives for manufacturers to competitively price and market their recycled-content products.
California manages more than 48 million waste tires each year. Based on sales projections, the following grant recipients will prevent the landfilling of more than 21.4 million pounds of California-generated crumb rubber (roughly 1.8 million waste tires) over the next two years.
California Closes the Loop on 1.8 Million Waste Tires
|Bent Manufacturing Company BDAA Inc.||Orange||Traffic device bases||$70,132|
|Environmental Molding Concepts LLC||Riverside||Tiles||$161,750|
|Herbert Malarkey Roofing Company, dba Malarkey Roofing Products||Los Angeles||Roofing shingles||$500,000|
|Mission Rubber Company LLC||Riverside||Air intake hoses||$128,000|
|Three D Plastics, Inc.||Los Angeles||Traffic device bases||$329,259|
|TrafFix Devices, Inc.||Orange||Traffic device bases||$500,000|
|U.S. Rubber Recycling, Inc.||San Bernardino||Sports floor surfacing||$500,000|
Subscribe to CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program listserv for notifications about funding availability, applicant and project eligibility, and application due dates. CalRecycle administers multiple tire-related grant programs to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. Programs are funded through a fee on new tires sold in CaliforniaPDF download.
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