Video Central: Success Stories

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Tire-Derived Aggregate
Tire-derived aggregate is made from shredded tires and is used for a wide range of public works projects and other civil engineering applications. The videos below discuss applications including slope stabilization, retaining wall backfill, lightweight embankment fill, vibration mitigation, and various landfill applications. For more information about applications of TDA, visit other pages on CalRecycle’s TDA website

  • A Short Introduction to TDA YouTube (00:04:29) | Transcript (2015)
  • An Introduction to TDA: A Cost-Saving, Sustainable, Resource Material YouTube (00:11:02) | Transcript (2015)

Rubberized Asphalt Concrete 
See how rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) is made and learn more about the many benefits of roads paved with RAC. YouTube (00:07:49) | Transcript (2011)


Retread tires are safe and less expensive than new tires. Using retread tires also helps keep tires out of the landfill.

  • Hear how Californians have been successfully using retread tires! YouTube (00:14:02) | Transcript (2009)
  • See how retreaded tires are created!  YouTube (00:11:08) | Transcript (2009)

Tire Business Assistance Program (TBAP) Success Stories (3:24)
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)’s Tire Business Assistance Program (TBAP) has just released grantee video clips to highlight some of the program’s success stories. These clips contain on-site interviews with grantees who describe how the TBAP grant program has assisted in the development of various recycled waste tire product lines and market development work. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please visit the TBAP home pageYouTube (00:03:24) | Transcript (2009, revised 2011)


Yosemite Compost Facility 
Mariposa County is building a state of the art, multimillion dollar composting facility to handle the consequences of three and a half million visitors each year at Yosemite Park. It’s the largest capital improvement project in county history, one encouraged by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  YouTube (00:04:49) | Transcript


Glass Beach Cleanup 
The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) authorized the cleanup of the famous tourist attraction Glass Beach on the beautiful Mendocino Coast, once used as the city dump. The CIWMB removed car parts, metal, and other debris so the site can be turned into California’s newest State Park. YouTube (00:07:14) | Transcript


Food Scrap Recycling at Large Public Venues 
With a grant from CalRecycle, the small city of Indian Wells worked with the Tennis Gardens Complex to create a comprehensive recycling program, focusing on food scraps, which is becoming the model food recycling program in the state.  YouTube (00:06:13) | Transcript


Playground Cover Installation 
This video shows the City of Modesto’s recycled-content playground surface being installed. YouTube (00:05:06) | Transcript

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