We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of tire recycling in BC
Over 100 million tires have been recycled in BC since 1991
BC’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.
Due to 30th-anniversary celebrations being postponed last year because of the pandemic, we will be celebrating throughout 2022 by partnering with BC-wide organizations and events that focus on recycling and environmental sustainability. In addition, several community tire collection events are scheduled across the province throughout the year.
“Tire Stewardship BC and all our dedicated tire processors, haulers, and retailers across the province have worked extremely hard over the years to create an effective and efficient tire recycling program, and as a result, it has grown into the most successful recycling program in North America. Every year in BC the equivalent of more than five million scrap vehicle tires are recycled into new, durable, and environmentally friendly products, with 100 percent all scrap tires collected re-purposed within the province,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, TSBC. “In celebration of TSBC’s 30th anniversary, we are excited to be partnering with passionate and innovative community organizations that are creating unique events that help to educate British Columbians on tire recycling and environmental sustainability.”
We will also provide grants to BC organizations that are planning to use recycled tire products in their community developments throughout the year. Grants go towards a variety of projects including rubber surfacing for playgrounds, water parks, fitness areas, walkways, running tracks, and playing fields. Municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements can apply for grants at TSBC.ca until March 17, 2022.
For more information on the TSBC community grant program visit: https://tsbc.ca/community-events-programs/the-tsbc-community-grant-program/.
Visit https://www.rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/search to search for tire recycling locations throughout the province.