Waste Tire Recycling
Waste tires that are stockpiled in backyards and garages provide natural breeding grounds for insects,
rodents and disease carrying mosquitoes. They also create a fire hazard which results in real danger to
residents and rescue workers. Don't let waste tires pile up, please dispose of them properly.
The City of Modesto is very proactive when it comes to closing the loop on recycling. The City has
applied cape seals to several streets throughout the community using rubberized asphalt, a product made
from recycled waste tires. Rubberized asphalt provides for long lasting road protection.
Another product made from recycled waste tires is rubber sidewalk
tiles! Rubber sidewalk tiles are made from 100%
waste tires. The tiles are tree friendly and knee friendly! The City of Modesto
has installed rubber sidewalk tiles on
Plaza Parkway, Kansas and Emerald Avenues, Dale Road and
Veneman Avenue, Jennie Street and a few other sites.
Modesto has also used recycled tires for pour-in-place groundcover at Creekwood Park, Beard Brook Park, Graceada
Park, Chrysler Park, Freedom Park, Sanders Park and George A. Rogers Park. Waste tires are ground into small pieces
and mixed with other products to form a soft layer to protect children as they play on various playground equipment.
The groundcover also provides a surface acceptable for ADA requirements.
Download the complete Recycling Guide and learn about all of Modesto's garbage and recycling programs in one stop!
|Recycling Guide (PDF)
|Disposal Option Chart (PDF)
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