Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program




Eligible entities are:

  • Local governments (cities, counties, or cities and counties)
  • Special districts
  • Qualifying Native American tribes
  • Joint powers authorities, where all participating entities are otherwise eligible

CalRecycle oversees a competitive grant program to provide funding for tire collection events for the public (PRC §42954(7)).

  • These grants are not intended for the disposal of waste tires from waste tire-generating businesses.
  • Amnesty events allow citizens to bring waste tires to convenient locations for proper management.
  • Events could also include a coupon program allowing citizens to bring in waste tires on specified days.
  • This grant has a 2-year grant term and is offered in odd years. 

Funding is determined by the Governor’s Budget and CalRecycle’s Five Year Tire Plan.

Funding is determined by the Governor’s Budget and CalRecycle’s Five Year Tire Plan.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  • Contract costs for tire haulers
  • Education
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Personnel time to manage the amnesty events

If you have questions that are specific to the Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program, contact Cathy Aggergaard.

Current Grant Cycle

No open applications at this time.

Upcoming Grant Cycles

No upcoming grant cycles at this time.

How to Apply

Watch for the Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) on either of these two web pages:


Online Applications

CalRecycle grant applications are submitted online through the CalRecycle Grants Management System (GMS).


Join the Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program Listserv to be notified by email for program updates and when funding becomes available.

For more information, contact Cathy.Aggergaard@calrecycle.ca.gov.