CalRecycle awarded $2.2 million in grants to tire recycling companies in California
According to the recent announcement by the authority, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) issued $2.2 million in grants to seven companies in the state under its Tire Incentive Program to supports recyclers’ efforts to manufacture products from waste tires.
According to CalRecycle’s press release, the program provides financial support to California’s businesses based on the sale of products that use recycled scrap tires, thereby creating financial incentives for manufacturers to competitively price and market their products. This round of grants will pay for the use of 1.8 million waste tires in products such as tiles, shingles and traffic cones, the agency asserted.
The authority reports that three largest Tire Incentive Program grants — worth $500,000 each — went to:
- Herbert Malarkey Roofing Co., d/b/a Malarkey Roofing Products, Los Angeles, CA, to manufacture roofing shingles;
- Traffix Devices Inc., Orange, CA., to produce traffic safety equipment;
- U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc., San Bernardino, CA., to produce floor surfacing for sports industries.
Other grants were awarded to:
- Bent Manufacturing Co./BOAA Inc. of Orange, CA., $70,132;
- Environmental Molding Concepts L.L.C. of Riverside, CA., $161,750;
- Mission Rubber Co. of Riverside, CA., $128,000;
- Three D Plastics Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, $329,259.
Press release by CalRecycle.