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CalRecycle Issues $11.1M in Tire Recycling Grants

Grants have been distributed to 31 communities and nine businesses in the state of California to fund projects that propel productive use of waste tires.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has issued a total of nearly $11.1 million in grants under its Tire Incentive Program and its Rubberized Pavement and Tire-Derived Aggregate program.

The grants have been distributed to 31 communities and nine businesses in the state to fund projects that propel productive use of waste tires.

According to a Tire Business report, California generates more than 48 million scrap tires every year. The Tire Incentive Program grants alone will keep the equivalent of 1.7 million scrap tires out of landfills, the report pointed out.

Tire Business has more details:

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has issued grants totaling nearly $11.1 million to 31 communities and nine businesses to fund projects that further the productive use of waste tires.

CalRecycle announced the grants Jan. 4 under its Tire Incentive Program and its Rubberized Pavement and Tire-Derived Aggregate grant programs.

The Tire Incentive Program grants reimburse recycling businesses based on products sold, creating financial incentives for manufacturers to competitively price and market their recycled content products, according to CalRecycle.

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