One of the major hazards of stockpiled waste tires is that they
can become fuel for dangerous, long-burning fires that release
"And even if they don't catch fire, stockpiled waste tires -
they're breeding grounds for mosquitoes, rats, snakes, that kind of
Heather Jones is with CalRecycle. The agency is dispersing the
grant money to more than 40 cities and counties throughout the
state to be used in a variety of ways…
"Surveillance and enforcement activities. They can also be
used for training for staff or to help businesses with their
reporting requirements. So they do some GPS monitoring, lighting -
stuff like that - to prevent dumping."
There's no cost to the state's General Fund for the Waste Tire
Enforcement Grant Program. The money comes from a recycling fee
charged on every new tire sold in California.