The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provides the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.
For Fiscal Year 2010-11, a total of $3,509,334 was available for the Targeted RAC project and $2,000,000 was available for the Chip Seal project.. The City applied for and was awarded grant funding for both projects in the amount of $250,000 each. The City used the grant funds for three existing pavement-related projects in the City's Capital Improvement Program.
Pavement Rehabilitation - Proposition 42
Fiscal Year 2010-11 and Fiscal Year 2011-12
Asphalt Rubber Chip Seal
A total of 6,942.4 waste tires were diverted from landfills for this project.
Major Pavement Rehabilitation FY 2010-11 and FY2011-12
Asphalt Rubber Overlay
A total of 29,167 waste tires were diverted from landfills for this project.
East J Street
Pavement Rehabilitation FY 2012-13
Terminal Blend Chip Seal
A total of 3,921 waste tires were diverted from landfills for this project