August 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Where the Rubber Meets and Becomes the Road

A total of 54,542 passenger car tires have already been recycled as rubberized asphalt and used 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.

An estimated 60,000 additional passenger car tires will be used for the following 12 sections of roadway that are scheduled for repaving with rubberized asphalt in Spring-Summer 2017: