The City of Richmond received a Rubberized Pavement Grant from the California Department of Resources and Recovery (CalRecycle). The grant paid for a portion of the recycled material utilized for the 2015 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, namely the Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt (RHMA) that was used for paving the streets. RHMA is an environmentally friendly pavement treatment that uses recycled tires as one of the raw materials. RHMA slows down pavement cracking, absorbs noise, and lasts longer than regular asphalt.
15,808 passenger tire equivalents were diverted from landfills for this project