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California Assembly Passes Tire Recycling Bill

California Assembly Passes Tire Recycling Bill
This bill marks the third attempt in four years to reform California’s tire recycling system.

Earlier this week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would develop an incentive payment system to recycle end uses for waste tires.

The bill—Assembly Bill (AB) 2908—would also set a 75 percent recycling target for waste tires, which is nearly double the current rate. AB 2908 is the third attempt the state assembly has made in four years to reform California’s tire recycling system.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the bill.

Construction & Demolition Recycling has more details:

The California State Assembly voted Aug. 27 to pass Assembly Bill (AB) 2908 by Assemblymember Marc Berman. The vote to concur in assembly amendments comes on the heels of the bill’s passage in the State Senate Aug. 23 and marks the final step before the bill heads to the governor.

AB 2908 directs the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to develop an incentive payment system to fund recycling end uses for waste tires. AB 2908 also sets a 75 percent recycling target for waste tires, nearly double the current rate, and updates the state’s tire manifest system. While the new incentive program will be funded from the state’s existing tire fee ($1.75), the legislation also allows CalRecycle to assess a charge on the sale of new tires (not to exceed $1) to continue funding the regulatory activities of the department.

AB 2908 is the third attempt in four years to reform the state’s tire recycling system. This policy was previously introduced by Assembly Member Rich Gordon (AB 1239 in 2015) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (AB 509 in 2017), but both measures stalled in the legislative process.

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