AB 1239 (Atkins, Gordon) - Tire Recycling Program Reform

Summary: AB 1239 will help expand the state’s tire recycling infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gases, create jobs, and cut the statewide and local costs associated with tire cleanup. 

Position and Status: CAW is the sponsor of AB 1239. The bill is no longer active.

  • Failed to pass the legislature before the August 31st deadline

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Description:  AB 1239 is authored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park). This bill would provide incentive payments to end users of recycled tires in order to increase the state’s stagnant recycling rate and allow recyclers to compete with disposal, export, and illegal dumping alternatives. This bill gives CalRecycle the authority to increase the state tire fee to cover the costs of regulating waste tires (in an amount not to exceed $1.00/tire).

CAW Staff Contacts: Nick Lapis (916) 443-5422

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Organizations supporting AB 1239:

Alameda Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board (Stop Waste)
BAS Recycling
Californians Against Waste (sponsor)
California Association of Local Conservation Corps
California League of Conservation Voters
California State Association of Counties
CRM Company
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Don’t Waste LA
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management JPA
Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling
Napa Recycling and Waste Services
Rural County Representatives of California
Sonoma County, AB 939 Local Task Force
Zanker Recycling