February 28, 2024

Riverside recycles tires to pave new roads.

Bryan Jarboe--Riverside recycles tires to pave new roads.

Riverside Public Works Department was awarded a Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Grant by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle.

Riverside will be given $5 per ton of RAC up to $236,000 to be used on approved projects.

Currently, there are eight projects on streets of Riverside using this funding. There is 61,892 tons of

RAC from about 144,400 waste tires from landfills. RAC costs between 10 and 20 percent more than conventional asphalt but lasts 50 percent longer, all while reducing road noise.

“By using old tires for road paving, Riverside is helping to conserve valuable landfill space and demonstrating an innovative reuse of materials in construction,” Mayor Loveridge said in a Press Release from the City of Riverside.

CalRecycle is in a partnership with local government, industry and the public to promote a zero waste California.