CalRecycle Awards Grants to Tyre Recyclers


CalRecycle offers incentives to recycle. Businesses receive grants to encourage the use of recyclates.

CalRecycle Working With Tyre Recyclers

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), has awarded $2.2 million in grant funding to seven Californian companies who plan to recycle some 1.8 million tyres into new products. 

California is proud to provide grant opportunities for businesses that invest in the sustainability of our communities and our planet,” says CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline. “CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program helps transform more of California’s waste into a resource for local businesses while supporting markets for recycled content products.”

CalRecycle’s Tire Incentive Program reimburses California businesses based on the projected sales of products that utilise tyre recyclates, thus encouraging manufacturers to develop products and markets for materials and goods containing recycled tyres.

Based on sales projections, the following grant recipients will prevent the landfilling of about 1.8 million tires over the next two years:

  • Bent Manufacturing Co., Huntington Beach, California, received $70,132 to develop traffic-device bases;

  • Environmental Molding Concepts LLC, Moreno Valley, California, received $161,750 to develop tiles; 

  • Herbert Malarkey Roofing Co. dba Malarkey Roofing Products, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, received $500,000 to develop roofing shingles; 

  • Mission Rubber Co. LLC, Corona, California, received $128,000 to develop air-intake hoses;

  • Three D Plastics Inc., Burbank, California, received $329,259 to develop traffic-device bases;

  • TrafFix Devices Inc., San Clemente, California, received $500,000 to develop traffic-device bases; and

  • U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc., Colton, California, received $500,000 to develop sports-floor surfacing.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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