Waste Tire Facility Inspection and Permitting Program

ad-waste_tiresIn 2011, Orange County Environmental Health became the recipient of a CalRecycle Waste Tire Grant, and in turn established the Orange County Waste Tire Facility Inspection and Permitting Program. This program provides no-cost regulatory oversight, inspections and enforcement for facilities in Orange County that generate, store, haul or dispose of waste tires. This program is responsible for the regulatory oversight of more than 1,200 businesses and facilities throughout the County ensuring that all waste tires are stored, transported and disposed of in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety of the public.





What is the California Waste Tire Grant Program?

California is faced with the significant challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 40 million reusable and waste tires generated each year. It is estimated that fewer than 250,000 waste tires remain in stockpiles throughout California. These stockpiles pose a potential threat to public health, safety and the environment. The California Legislature recognized the need for waste tire management and passed the California Tire Recycling Act in 1989. To further strengthen waste tire management, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 876 (SB 876) in 2000 to augment the California Tire Recycling Act.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is charged with the responsibility for tire pile stabilization and remediation where public health and safety and the environment may be at risk. Consequently, regulations have been adopted to establish and enforce waste tire storage and handling standards.

CalRecycle's tire grant programs are designed to encourage activities that promote a reduction in the number of waste tires going to landfills for disposal, and eliminate the stockpiling of waste tires. Among such activities are tire pile cleanup and enforcement, market development and demonstration projects. The revenue that funds the grants is generated through a fee that is applied to each new tire sold in California. Recipients of these grants have included individuals, businesses, local governments, universities, school districts, park districts and qualified California Indian tribes.

What is the Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number and when do I need one?
  • The Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number is a unique number assigned by CalRecyle to each participant (generator, hauler, and end-use facility) in the waste tire manifest system.
  • Any business, residence, or location needs a TPID if a registered waste tire hauler is used, the pickup or delivery of more than 9 used or waste tires occurs, or there are more than 499 waste tires stored.
When do I need to change my Tire Program Identification (TPID) number?
How do I get a Tire Program Identification Number?
  • Call the CalRecycle waste tire hotline at 1-866-896-0600 (toll free).
  • Complete Form CalRecycle 690.
What is a waste tire generator and what are the requirements?
  • A waste tire generator is anyone who contracts with a registered waste tire hauler or causes the transport of more than 9 used or waste tires per trip.
  • Obtain a Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number.
  • Post the TPID certificate at all times.
  • Verify manifest is complete and correct before signing or initialing.
  • Retain all manifests for three years at place of business.
How many waste tires may I store on my property?
  • You may store up to 499 waste tires on your property without needing a Minor Waste Tire Facility Permit.
  • If you are a tire dealer or auto dismantler, you may store up to 1,499 waste tires for less than 90 days on your property without needing a Minor Waste Tire Facility Permit.
  • If you are an agricultural facility, you may store up to 4,999 waste tires on your property as long as the waste tires are used for agricultural purposes and the waste tires have been rendered incapable of holding accumulations of water.
  • If you are a tire treading facility, you may store up to 3,000 waste tires onsite before needing an additional permit.
  • Tire storage may be subject to local land use and fire safety requirements.
What is a waste tire hauler and what are the requirements?
  • A waste tire hauler is anyone who transports more than 9 used or waste tires per trip.
  • A waste tire hauler must be registered with CalRecycle before transporting used or waste tires.
  • Obtain free Waste Tire Hauler Registration every calendar year by completing form CalRecycle 60.
  • Provide a $10,000 surety bond by completing form CIWMB 61.
  • Obtain a Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number.
  • Post the TPID certificate at all times at place of business.
  • Place Registered Waste Tire Hauler decal on the lower passenger side of windshield.
  • Carry a valid CalRecycle waste tire hauler registration certificate in vehicle.
  • Carry a completed manifest during transport of any number of used or waste tires.
  • Deliver tires to an approved CalRecycle end-use facility
  • Supply generator and end-use facilities with a completed Manifest.
  • Submit copy of manifest to CalRecycle within 14 days.
  • Retain all manifests for three years at place of business.
How do I find a Registered Waste Tire Hauler in my area?
How many used and/or waste tires may I transport?
  • The general public may transport up to 9 used and/or waste tires per trip.
  • A registered waste tire hauler may transport any number of used and/or waste tires per trip as long as all Waste Tire Manifest System requirements are followed.
What is a manifest?
  • A manifest details who is hauling used and waste tires, where the trip started, the date, how many tires, and the destination point.
  • A manifest is also known as the Comprehensive Trip Log (CTL) or Electronic Data Transfer Form (EDT) and must only be versions approved by CalRecycle.
How do I obtain additional blank manifests?
  • Call the CalRecycle waste tire hotline at 1-866-896-0600 (toll free)
  • www.calrecycle.ca.gov/tires/Forms/ Manifest/ WTMSOrder.asp
  • Complete form CalRecycle 681 and mail or fax to:

    Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
    Waste Tire Hauler Program (MS 10A-17)
    P.O. Box 4025
    Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
    FAX (916) 319-7605
What is a common carrier exemption and what are the requirements?
  • A common carrier exemption is a commercial hauler who delivers a product other than used or waste tires and back-hauls used or waste tires without being a registered waste tire hauler. The revenue derived from transporting the used or waste tires must be incidental when compared to the revenue earned by the common carrier.
  • Obtain free common carrier exemption every calendar year by completing form CalRecycle 241.
  • Carry a valid letter of exemption during transport of used or waste tires.
  • Obtain a Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number.
  • Post the current TPID certificate at all times.
  • Supply generator and end-use facilities with a completed manifest.
  • Carry a completed manifest during transport of more than 9 used or waste tires.
  • Submit copy of manifest to CalRecycle within 14 days.
  • Retain all manifests for three years at place of business.
What is a waste tire end-use facility and what are the requirements?
  • A waste tire end-use facility is anyone who receives used or waste tires from a registered waste tire hauler and/or accepts the delivery of more than 9 used or waste tires per trip.
  • End-use facilities that accept waste tires must be an authorized or permitted waste tire facility under regulations administered by CalRecycle
  • Obtain a Tire Program Identification (TPID) Number.
  • Post the TPID certificate at all times.
  • Verify manifest is complete and correct before signing or initialing.
  • Retain all manifests for three years at place of business.
Someone has dumped waste tires illegally. What should I do?
To report illegal dumping of waste tires, you should contact the local jurisdiction’s Code Enforcement Department and report illegal waste dumping. Waste tires dumped on your property should be removed by a state registered tire hauler.
How do I locate a State-registered waste tire hauler?
To find a State registered waste tire hauler, visit the CalRecycle Registered Waste Tire Hauler database at: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Haulers/Haulers.asp
How do I contact my Waste Tire Facility inspector?
Contact Your Inspector: Waste Tire Facility
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