TSBC is pleased to announce 13 new community grant program recipients - Tire Stewardship BC

TSBC is pleased to announce 13 new community grant program recipients

TSBC is pleased to announce 13 new community grant program recipients

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14,928 scrap tires will be used in 13 newly-granted BC community projects

We are pleased to have finalized the 13 BC organizations that will receive TSBC grants for community developments, including rubber surfacing for playgrounds, walkways, parks, and gathering spaces. 14,928 BC scrap tires will be used for these community projects.

The TSBC community grant program supports municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements that are building or upgrading their facilities utilizing recycled tire products. To date, TSBC has awarded over $5.8 million dollars in community grants. 

“Tire Stewardship BC is pleased to provide financial support to organizations across the province that have chosen to use recycled tire rubber for their upcoming projects. These grant recipients will use BC rubber for the surfacing of various communal areas making them durable, non-toxic, and low maintenance,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, Tire Stewardship BC. “Rubber surfacing made from BC scrap tires is also non-slip, making it safer for everyone, and it creates a soft landing in playground areas. Additionally, rubber surfacing is cost-effective and visually attractive.” 

2022 TSBC Grant Recipients:

OrganizationProject TypeCity# of recycled tires to be used
SD #39 – Bayview Community School
Intermediate Playground
City of Nanaimo – Maffeo Sutton Playground
Maffeo Sutton Playground Nanaimo
City of White Rock
Emerson Park Playground
White Rock
Columbia Shuswap RD – Golden Arena
Lobby Floor Replacement
Salmon Arm
Sustainable Housing – Cowichan Tribes
Quw’utsun Community Gathering Space & Outdoor Play
District of Kent
Schep Park Resurfacing
SD #39 – Simon Fraser Elementary
Intermediate Playground
SD #43 – James Park Elementary
Port Coquitlam
Town of Ladysmith
Ladysmith Spray Park
Vancouver Park Board
Aberthau Playground
SD #52 – Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School
Playground Accessibility Upgrade
Prince Rupert
SD #63 – Deep Cove Elementary
Naturescape Playground
North Saanich
Town of Sidney
Wellness Park Resurfacing

“TSBC will continue to look for opportunities to partner with businesses that are making environmentally conscientious decisions and understand the importance of utilizing recycled products in the development of their community infrastructure,” said Sutton. “TSBC Community grants go towards a variety of projects including rubber surfacing for playgrounds, water parks, fitness areas, walkways, running tracks, and arena floors.”

B.C.’s scrap tire program has been recycling tires for over 30 years, and it is the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the scrap tire recycling program was first established in BC in 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in the province. 

For more information on the TSBC community grant program, please visit this page.

Visit https://www.rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/search to search for tire recycling locations throughout the province.

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