California has more registered vehicles than any other state. As a result, approximately 39 million reusable and waste tires are generated each year. About 1.5 million waste tires are already stockpiled throughout the state, posing a health and safety risk for the public.
Kern County Waste Tire Enforcement Agency (TEA) works with the California Department of Resource, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to manage waste tires in the County of Kern. Through a grant process, the Kern County TEA regulates waste tire generators and monitors the movement of waste tires by state registered waste tire haulers. The purpose of this is to ensure that reusable and waste tires are stored and transported safely.