Scrap Tire Collection Events Coming to First Nation Communities Across BC
We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with the First Nations Recycling Initiative (FNRI), and together we are coordinating scrap tire collection events in various First Nation communities across BC this spring. This month, we’ve completed events with Penticton Indian Band and Tsartlip First Nation, and the next spring collection event will be in the T’it’q’et (Lillooet Indian Band) community from May 30-June 4 (59 Retasket Dr., Lillooet).
For upcoming tire collection events across BC, please visit this page (updated regularly)
“The First Nations Recycling Initiative supports local collection events and community recycling programs in First Nation communities throughout British Columbia,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, Tire Stewardship BC. “Tire Stewardship’s collaboration with the First Nations Recycling Initiative provides Indigenous communities with free, easy, and accessible events to collect scrap tires, reduce waste and recycle responsibly.”
TSBC was a founding member of the FNRI program in 2017 and has been a solid and enthusiastic partner in the program for tire collection and recycling in First Nation communities. More information can be found here: https://recyclebc.ca/first-nations-recycling-initiative/
Since 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in BC, and TSBC’s scrap tire recycling program is one of the most successful in North America and the oldest recycling program in Canada.
Visit https://www.rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/search to search for tire recycling locations throughout the province.