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Counties Win Waste Cleanup Grant Funding

April 27, 2017

CalRecycle recently awarded several grants, and counties will benefit from millions of dollars in grant funding to clean up solid waste and tires, and to assist in utilizing recycled tires in engineering.

The Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Program provides up to $1 million annually in grants for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property. The funding may also be used to prevent illegal dumping in the future. Congratulations to Butte County, Placer County, and Sonoma County, as well as several County Resource Conservation Districts, for receiving grant funding!

The Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program provides grants to cities and counties to investigate illegal tire disposal activities and to perform waste tire inspections to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Funds may be used for the costs of facilities inspection, enforcement activities, surveillance activities, cleanup of small waste tire piles, equipment, and employee training.

This year, the program awarded nearly $6.5 million to many cities and counties. Congratulations to the Counties of Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa County, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba!

The Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program provides assistance to civil engineers in solving a variety of engineering challenges and promotes the use of recycled waste tires in place of conventional construction materials. TDA is produced from shredded tires, and is a lightweight, free-draining, and less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates. Congratulations to Marin County and Stanislaus County for receiving funding in the latest grant cycle!

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