July 2016
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Waste Tires Recycled Through Street Repaving Project

Recycling makes big impacts on local streets

A total of 41,252 passenger car tires have been recycled as rubberized asphalt for use in repaving projects across the city. The work was funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) that promotes surfacing products generated in California that are made of recycled-content derived from waste tires. The program decreases the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.

The following seven sections of roadway were repaved with rubberized asphalt, and two more sections are scheduled for this summer: