SACRAMENTO (June 9, 2011) — The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has awarded $7.5 million to 83 local California agencies to fund scrap tire recycling projects.
The grants will keep an estimated 2.1 million scrap tires out of landfills, CalRecycle said in a press release.
Cities, counties, special districts, American Indian tribes, schools and universities within California are eligible to apply for tire recycling grants under CalRecycle's Tire-Derived Product Grant Program, the agency said. Reimbursement is based on the actual cost of materials, tax and shipping up to $5 per passenger tire used, with a maximum grant amount of $150,000.
Among the projects funded in this grant cycle was one for horse stall mats and rubber bark at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., and one for rubber-paved ramps to extend existing boardwalks at the beach at Santa Monica, Calif., CalRecycle said.