Squamish-Lillooet Residents: Bring Us Your Scrap Tires
Tire Stewardship BC has partnered with Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and Pemberton Recycling Centre to collect residential scrap tires on May 8, 10 and 14 during business hours
VICTORIA, BC (May 3, 2023) – Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), an environmental not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of scrap tires in British Columbia, today announced that they will be collecting residential scrap tires at the Devine Transfer Station Collection Event on May 8, 10 and 14. The event will take place during business hours at 9575 Pemberton Portage Road (5 km south of D’Arcy, B.C.). Passenger vehicle, motorcycle and bicycle tires will all be accepted.
“We are excited to be out in communities across British Columbia to collect residential scrap tires and recycle them into new products,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, Tire Stewardship BC. “Recycled rubber is versatile. Community playground surfaces, athletic tracks, recreational flooring in ice skating areas, fitness rooms and home gym mats can all be made from the tires we collect and recycle.”
Since 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in B.C., and TSBC’s scrap tire recycling program is one of the most successful in North America and the oldest recycling program in Canada. Every year in B.C. over five million scrap car tires are recycled into new products.
“TSBC is always looking for opportunities throughout the province to participate in community events, and to partner with businesses, organizations and local governments that focus on recycling and environmentally sustainability,” continued Sutton.
TSBC currently has 16 Return to Retailer (R2R) locations in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District that residents can visit throughout the year and return their scrap tires for free. Visit https://tsbc.ca/recycle-your-tires/ to learn more.
To find additional tire recycling locations in British Columbia, visit https://rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/. If you are a business or commercial enterprise looking for tire recycling services, visit https://tsbc.ca/scrap-tire-pickup/ to arrange tire collection.
About Tire Stewardship BC
Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to accept responsibility for the provincial scrap tires recycling program. Tire Stewardship BC was founded in 2003 by the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada, The Retail Council of Canada, and the Western Canada Tire Dealers, with the addition of the New Car Dealers Association of BC in 2007, and it continues to be governed by a Board that is made up of representatives from these four organizations. Tire Stewardship BC focuses on collecting scrap vehicle and bike tires and recycling them into new things including playground surfaces, athletic tracks, horse mats, and garden mulch. Since 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in B.C.
Extended Producer Responsibility is a provincial government strategy to place the responsibility for end-of-life product management on the producer and consumers of a product, not the general taxpayer. For more information on Tire Stewardship BC, visit www.tsbc.ca.