Over 100 million tyres have been recycled in BC since 1991
30 Years of British Columbia Tire Stewardship
British Columbia’s scrap tyre programme has been recycling tyres for over 30 years, and it is the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the scrap tyre recycling program was first established in BC in 1991, over 100 million tyres have been recycled in the province.
Due to 30th-anniversary celebrations being postponed last year because of the pandemic, BCTS will be celebrating throughout 2022 by partnering with BC-wide organisations and events that focus on recycling and environmental sustainability. In addition, several community tyre collection events are scheduled across the province throughout the year.
“Tire Stewardship BC and all our dedicated tyre processors, hauliers, and retailers across the province have worked extremely hard over the years to create an effective and efficient tyre recycling programme, and as a result, it has grown into the most successful recycling programme in North America. Every year in BC, the equivalent of more than five million scrap vehicle tyres are recycled into new, durable, and environmentally friendly products, with 100 per cent all scrap tyres 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 organisations that are creating unique events that help to educate British Columbians on tyre recycling and environmental sustainability.”
We will also provide grants to BC organisations that are planning to use recycled tyre 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.