Statutes and Regulations

The following summarizes the statutes and regulations applicable to waste tire enforcement. In addition, a list of statutory and regulatory citable offenses has been compiled for use by inspectors.

Proposed changes to the Waste Tire regulations can be found by visiting the CalRecycle Rulemaking.

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Facility Permitting and Technical Standards

Assembly Bill 1843 (Brown, Statutes of 1989) established the waste tire program in 1990, commencing with section 42800 in Chapter 16 of the Public Resources Code. Under Chapter 16 the CalRecycle (formerly the CIWMB) is vested with responsibility for the administration of waste tire programs and must protect public health, safety, and the environment by establishing technical standards and a permitting program for waste tire facilities and technical standards for solid waste facilities, which handle tires for storage and disposal.

CalRecycle developed and implemented final Waste Tire Facility Permitting and Storage regulations on November 3, 1993, establishing technical standards for waste tire facilities and solid waste facilities which handle tires for storage and disposal and a permitting program for waste tire facilities.

Hauler and Manifesting

Senate Bill (SB) 744 (McCorquodale, 1993) established the Waste Tire Hauler Registration and Manifest Program in Chapter 19, commencing with section 42950 of the Public Resources Code. Senate Bill (SB) 876 (Escutia, Statutes of 2000, Chapter 838) expanded CalRecycle’s authority to oversee the management of waste and used tires and also charged CalRecycle with implementing a new and improved “California Uniform Waste and Used Tire Manifest System.”

On May 9, 1996, Calrecycle’s Waste Tire Hauler Regulations became effective. These regulations include changes brought about by the passage of SB 744. CalRecycle regulates the storage, disposal, and hauling of waste and used tires.

Citable Offenses

To aid tire enforcement agencies (TEA) in their inspections of storage, generator, and end use facilities and waste tire haulers, three lists of citable offenses have been prepared.

For more information contact: Tire Enforcement,