Are Drivers in BC Looking to Recycle Their Old Tires?

Drivers in BC are becoming more aware of the impacts their actions have on the environment, and the benefits of tire recycling. As a result, Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) reports it is seeing an increase in searches for tire recycling drop-off locations around the province. According to the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC), searches have increased by 65 percent in 2023, compared to 2022.

Drivers don’t have to be purchasing new tires to return their old ones to a tire retailer in their area. Through TSBC’s Return-to-Retailer (R2R) program, consumers can drop off up to 4 tires clean and off the rims to be recycled free of charge.

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TSBC officially launched the Return-to-Retailer program in May 2008 to provide consumers with a free alternative to disposing of their tires. There are cases where a consumer has tires at home that they wish to dispose of and with this type of program in place they can do so in an environmentally responsible manner.

To date, there are over 1,000 R2R locations across the province.

TSBC reports that people are actually searching for tire recycling locations and in response TSBC created an infographic with stats on search tools, tire types, and most importantly, where to go to find more information on tire drop-off locations, community events and programs, and where to go to stay updated on the latest news and updates related to the tire industry and recycling in BC.

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