Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program





Eligible entities are:


CalRecycle oversees a competitive grant program to provide funding for collecting, removing, transporting, recycling, and disposing of California waste tires from tire piles and illegal dumping areas.


  • Funds are limited to the removal of waste tires:
    • Along public rights-of-way
    • On private property.
  • This grant has a 2-year grant term and is offered in even years. 


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
  • Equipment rental
  • Materials
  • Personnel time to manage the cleanup of tire piles

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

Current Grant Cycle

No open applications at this time.

Upcoming Grant Cycle

Application materials for the Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program fiscal year (FY) 2024-25 will tentatively be available in Spring 2024.

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 Cleanup 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.