CalRecycle Rubberized Pavement Grant Program
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) receives an annual appropriation from the Tire Recycling Program and the California Tire Recycling Management Fund as authorized by the California Tire Recycling Act of 1989 (AB1843) to allow for the awarding and funding of grants for activities that result in reduced landfill disposal of waste tires. Based on funding availability, CalRecycle offers the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program annually to promote the use of Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) and encourage the recycling of California-generated waste tires. This grant program funds public work projects that utilizes RAC from recycled tires.
Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC)
Rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) is a road paving material made by blending and heating ground tire rubber with asphalt to produce a binder, which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials (Figure 28). This mix is then placed and compacted into a road surface.