(NC)—With summer behind us, and the days becoming both shorter and cooler, Canadians will start thinking about changing their tires on their vehicles in preparation for winter.
This is also the time when many drivers realize the tires they're taking off have reached the end of the road. So what do you do with them? If you live in Ontario, you can now dispose of up to four used tires per person, at no charge, and know that they will be responsibly recycled under the Used Tires Program launched recently by the Ontario Tire Stewardship.
This is one feature of a larger initiative to bring new life to the millions of used tires coming off vehicles every year in Ontario by responsibly recycling them into useful products like rubber mats, playground products, hockey rinks and automotive parts.
“The Program will remove tire stockpiles, recycle tires into household, commercial and automotive products, and create green jobs and economic benefits for Ontarians” said Andrew Horsman, executive director of Ontario Tire Stewardship. “Now we have a new reason to feel good about getting rid of our old tires.”
The Used Tires Program also includes a three-year plan to eliminate the approximately 2.8 million stockpiled tires across Ontario.