As you can imagine, tires don’t recycle themselves. And even if they could, they wouldn’t fully appreciate all of the fun and useful things they could become. That’s where our partners come in. Retailers, Scrap Tire Generators, Processors & Manufacturers, Haulers make this whole thing possible.
If your business sells tires, you will also be a big part of recycling old tires. Over 2000 tire and equipment retailers have already registered with TSBC. See the full and quarterly updated list here.
Scrap Tire Generators
There are sites throughout our province that don’t sell tires but do receive scrap tires, such as auto wreckers and landfills. TSBC collects scrap tires from these registered sites – here’s our latest list of participants that gets updated each quarter.
Processors & Manufacturers
These guys are the heart of recycling in BC. There are three locations that help us process scrap tires into either products or for energy recovery: Western Rubber Products (Delta & Chemainus) & Lehigh Cement (Delta). Our manufacturers, North West Rubber and Promat, use the crumb rubber (produced by Western Rubber) to create products such as agricultural mats, truck bed liners and gym mats.
We encourage you to visit their web sites to learn more about the great work these companies are doing and their contribution to the program and the environment.
Haulers transport scrap tires from retailers and other sites, such as landfills and transfer stations, and bring the tires to the processors. These hard working folks collect over 50,000 tonnes of scrap tires every year. For any questions regarding tire pick up, please call 1-866-497-0281.