The City of Oxnard’s Engineering Division recently completed 3 street resurfacing projects that utilized recycled tire rubber and were funded, in part, by a $348,760 grant from CalRecycle.
Recycled tire rubber is used as a binder modifier in asphalt mixes and surface treatments. Incorporating tire rubber into asphalt makes pavement more environmentally friendly, while providing other benefits such as increased resistance to cracking, reduced maintenance costs, and is longer lasting compared to conventional asphalt overlays.
In total, 54,561 California waste tires were diverted from landfills and waste streams and recycled in the following street resurfacing projects: TMO Phase II, Bryce Canyon South, and Fremont North.
To learn more about recycled tires used for asphalt, please visit CalRecycle.