CalRecycle Offers Grants for Recycled Tire Projects
This is a story about where the rubber meets the road, literally. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has a program to help to divert used tires from landfills, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. And there are grants available to help local governments pay for paving projects that use rubberized pavement.
The Rubberized Pavement Grant Program is designed to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from only California-generated waste tires. It is aimed at encouraging first-time or limited users of rubberized pavement in two project types–Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Hot-Mix and Rubberized Chip Seal.
The program has more than $7 million available. Individual applications can receive a grant of up to $350 thousand and regional applications top out at $500 thousaAnd.
The CalRecycle Webpages will have more information about the criteria and application process for the grants.