SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has issued more than $5.7 million in scrap tire management grants to 36 California municipalities.
CalRecycle's Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant program ensures that California cities and counties have sufficient funding to enforce regulations for managing scrap and used tires, the agency said in a May 3 press release.
Typical expenditures for scrap tire management programs, according to CalRecycle, include:
• Costs for safe hauling and storage;
• Costs for inspection of tire storage facilities;
• Costs of enforcement to prevent illegal dumping; and
• Costs of surveillance equipment and employee training.
The grants also cover the costs of travel to remote locations in rural counties for inspection and enforcement, the agency said. In Calaveras County, for example, many tire storage facilities and routine surveillance areas are more than 90 minutes from the county tire enforcement office, it said.
Los Angeles County and Riverside County received the largest grants, at $600,000 each, according to the release.