TSBC is pleased to announce 13 new community grant program recipients
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:
|Organization||Project Type||City||# of recycled tires to be used|
|SD #39 – Bayview Community School||Intermediate Playground||Vancouver||764|
|City of Nanaimo – Maffeo Sutton Playground||Maffeo Sutton Playground||Nanaimo||1709|
|City of White Rock||Emerson Park Playground||White Rock||975|
|Columbia Shuswap RD – Golden Arena||Lobby Floor Replacement||Salmon Arm||213|
|Sustainable Housing – Cowichan Tribes||Quw’utsun Community Gathering Space & Outdoor Play||Duncan||565|
|District of Kent||Schep Park Resurfacing||Agassiz||3273|
|SD #39 – Simon Fraser Elementary||Intermediate Playground||Vancouver||2704|
|SD #43 – James Park Elementary||Playground||Port Coquitlam||602|
|Town of Ladysmith||Ladysmith Spray Park||Ladysmith||154|
|Vancouver Park Board||Aberthau Playground||Vancouver||578|
|SD #52 – Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School||Playground Accessibility Upgrade||Prince Rupert||2502|
|SD #63 – Deep Cove Elementary||Naturescape Playground||North Saanich||289|
|Town of Sidney||Wellness Park Resurfacing||Sidney||600|
“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.