Want to get rid of those unwanted tires cluttering up your garage or yard?
Announcing the OARA Spring Tire Take Back Event
During the week of May 26th, Ontarians can drop off as many tires as they want for free at Standard Auto Wreckers. All tire collection allowances associated with each tire collected will go towards the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, an organization that helps dreams come true for children who are challenged by severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. In addition, OARA will match the funds raised by all members.
Last year, the collection events helped to raise over $175,000 dollars to support the Sunshine Foundation. It will take recycling approximately 58, 371 used tires to make just one dream possible. How many dreams can we secure from this year's donations? We'll soon find out!
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), as part of the 2014 Tire Take Back event, is offering a Community Prize to create excitement about this important recycling event, encourage community participation and underscore the connection between high value, green products and responsible tire disposal.
The Community Prize is a gift in kind of up to $15,000 worth of tire-derived products (such as, but not limited to, recycled rubber mulch, playground surfacing, patio tiles, and sidewalk pavers) from OTS registered Recycled Product Manufacturers (RPMs). The OARA member that collects the most used tires from residents in their area during the event period (May 26-June 1 Toronto and May 26 to May 31 for Ottawa) will be able to designate a local, non-profit community project to receive this gift in kind.
This could mean innovative upgrades to our parks and playgrounds, eco-friendly renovations to our community facilities like new athletic flooring, and more durable sidewalks or roofing for our public spaces.
Your old tires can help create a bright future for Ontario and The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.