F E Who leads the state in waste tire generation? …why it’s us the car capital. Of the million waste tires generated in California a year, 1/3 is generated by L.A. County.
What happens to the waste tires in the State?
How is the State handling waste tires and how is it funded? $1.00 Tire Fund CalRecycle $0.75 Air Pollution Control Fund Air Resources Board $1.75 Fee CalRecycle: regulates the waste tire industry (i.e. permits tire facilities, haulers) promotes tire diversion funds research and development provides grants for tire programs
Why are regulations and diversion programs important? Because waste tires: provide breeding ground for rodents/mosquitoes which could spread diseases produce toxic smoke and leachate that contaminate aquifers, when they catch on fire. take up diminishing landfill capacity cause urban blight when dumped In our County, tires are dumped in: local neighborhoods - decreasing property values
agriculture fields - degrading the land sensitive habitat - threatening wildlife
So what is the solution? unsuspecting communities - invading block by block Take me to your leader!
Employ a “Push/Pull” model
Require County Fleet to recycle their waste tires. Lobby State to enact an Extended Producer Responsibility policy for tires Conduct collection events for residents to recycle their waste tires. Ensure tires from cleanup operations are recycled. These departments perform cleanups: Public Works Public Health Agriculture and Weights Measurement
Employ rubberized asphalt concrete on road rehabilitation projects. Construct tire-derived demonstration projects that show the beneficial applications of recycled materials. Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Rubber Sidewalks – The Old Road, Santa Clarita
Recycled Rubber Resilient Surfacing Path – Obregon Park, East LA
Costs > Tire Recycling Contract (Cleanup and Events) = $180,000 / yr. Funding > Grants from CalRecycle including Waste Tire Cleanup Grant, Waste Tire Amnesty Events Grant, and Tire-Derived Product Grant. CalRecycle’s Tire Fund Budget Awarded to DPW $17,320 (5%) $20,000 (6%) $50,000 (16%) $50,000 (5%) $100,000 (14%) $75,000 (9%) $90,000 (8%) $90,000 (7%)
Cost for an AV Collection Event = $50,000 County Crews: $7,000 includes labor and heavy machinery Contractor: $43,000 includes coordination, prep, PR, ad design, sponsorship work and event staffing Print Ads = $6,000 Bins and Hauling = $5,000 Recycling = $6,000 ($100/ton) Event Staffing = $3,500
Steel (from rims, belt wires) Reuse or Retread Crumb Rubber (i.e. for Rubberized Asphalt Pavement) Civil Engineering Applications (Base Material) Collected tires are recycled into: