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waste tire situations and markets in california

Waste Tire Situations and Markets in California

Denise Kennedy, DK Enterprises

CIWMB Waste Tire Forum

Sacramento, California – March 9, 2006

tire and rubber recycling advisory council trrac and the tire industry association tia
Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Council (TRRAC) andthe Tire Industry Association (TIA)
  • Working group of recycling professionals
    • marketing, processing, collection, crumb rubber and


    • one government liaison and advisor to TRRAC/TIA
  • Represent 5000 members in the Tire Industry Association
    • tire dealers and retreaders
    • commercial and retail markets
    • recyclers and suppliers
  • TIA’s history of services include government representation; training, education and certification; educational seminars and workshops
tire and rubber recycling advisory council trrac
Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Council (TRRAC)
  • Mission: Ensure long term viability of tire and rubber recycling worldwide, while pursuing economic and environmental benefits
  • Goals: To address the unique needs of the rubber recycling segment of the international tire industry and
    • Promote the reuse and recovery of tires and tire derived materials
    • Increase marketability of rubber products and applications
    • Promote industry’s legislative, judicial and regulatory issues
    • Provide educational, training, and networking opportunities
tire and rubber recycling advisory council representatives
Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Council – Representatives
  • Charles Astafan Columbus McKinnon Florida
  • Doug Barr Barr Formulated Products Pennsylvania
  • David Forrester Tires Inc. of Florida Florida
  • Dick Gust Lakin Environmental Industries Illinois
  • Denise Kennedy DK Enterprises Sacramento
  • Allan Lassiter Virginia DEQ Virginia
  • Monte Niemi First State Tire Disposal Minnesota
  • Tom Secor Durable Corporate Ohio
  • Mary Sikora Recycling Research Virginia
marketplace march 2006
Marketplace – March 2006

RB Rubber Products

NW Rubber (Canada)




Utah Tire Recyclers




Golden Scrap Tire


West Coast Rubber

Socal/NorCal Break








CB Tyres


california statistics
California Statistics

US Census Bureau No. of Generators Haulers

2004 Population Counties W/ TPID’s W/Permits

Southern 21,378,000 10 5,950 799

Northern 14,425,800 46 6,250 387

Total CA 35,803,800 56 12,200 1,186

canvassing barriers in california
Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Different dynamics between northern and southern California
  • Geographic proximity does not mean tire and product availability
  • Shortage of facilities in southern California that have equipment and capacity to handle the quantity of tires that currently go to the landfills
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Tire processors compete with facilities and landfills that charge low tipping fees
  • Technology and markets must be supported by supply of tires
  • Subsidies by other states and countries influence collection, product and disposal
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Generators, facilities, and registered and unregistered haulers of scrap and used tires that bypass the regulated system impact pricing and market share
  • Overregulation penalizes the businesses that abide by regulation
  • Enforcement activity of the unregulated players is limited
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Difficult for many of the businesses to balance tire flow, seasonality, markets, and money
  • Insufficient and sustainable markets require overcoming market barriers
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Research and development may be cost prohibitive
  • Education, advertising and marketing campaigns may not be cost effective
  • The cost of processing, manufacturing, equipment, land, and facility expansion capabilities impact decision to build business
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Lack of industry standardizations impacts ability to expand technology and market development
    • Definitions and language
    • Industry weights and measurements (being prepared by the RMA & RCC)
    • Material Survey Data Sheet (MSDS)
    • Testing Certification
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Canvassing Barriers in California
  • Interstate transport is market driven and cannot be controlled or regulated by state or local government
  • Impact of tires and feedstock being imported and exported can effect the balance of markets
  • Industry wants confirmation of authenticity of origination using California tires in CIWMB grant process
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Rubberized Asphalt Concrete growth is limited by understanding, education, and dollars
  • Board to review the importance TDF plays in diverting 20% of the tire flow in California and impact if divert tires away from facilities
  • Storage requirements for long term civil engineering applications projects using TDA are not always feasible
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Canvassing Barriers in California


  • Business Issues:
    • Workman’s compensation
    • Other insurance costs
    • High energy costs
    • Low-cost overseas rivals
    • RCC and EPA – will these programs help or hinder growth in tire recycling
    • Air quality
    • Transportation costs
california waste tire activity
California Waste Tire Activity


  • Grants will influence amount of income to processor, manufacturer and/or supplier
  • Focus on expanding existing ground rubber markets
  • Focus on developing civil engineering projects
  • Support TDF markets as they will continue to grow on their own
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California Waste Tire Activity


  • Place more emphasis on research and development
  • Grant selection options in Five Year Plan
  • Utilize government programs to promote recycled materials including updating web pages
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California Waste Tire Activity


  • Companies buying other businesses
  • Jump start businesses with BAP
  • Provide business development, technical assistance, marketing assistance and product testing and certification
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California Waste Tire Activity


  • Utilize resources of the RMDZ
    • Provide technical assistance
    • Assist with marketing to state agencies
    • Promote recycled content
    • Assist with site location
    • Link businesses with public agencies
  • Utilize expertise of the RCC
Contact Information

Denise Kennedy

DK Enterprises

3323 Watt Avenue, Suite 298

Sacramento, CA 95821

PH: (916) 480-0443

FX: (916) 480-0386

MB: (916) 804-0931

[email protected]