DAILY NEWS Aug 20, 2012 2:59 PM - 2 comments

Recycled tires help build Ontario communities

Grants are available for granular and manufactured products

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By: SWR Staff
8/20/2012 2012-08-20

Ontario-based organizations can now apply for up to $50,000 towards the purchase of Ontario-manufactured products made from recycled tires such as rubber mulch, roof shingles and athletic surfaces.

The Ontario Tire Stewardship is accepting submissions for the second year of its community grant program, which can be used towards landscaping, playgrounds, walkways, roofs, patio tiles or sports surfaces.

"Ontarians have said that they believe more action can be taken to expand the use of innovative eco-friendly products in our municipalities," said Andrew Horsman, executive director of Ontario Tire Stewardship, in a statement to media. "We are excited to continue the grant program to help communities and organizations think, build and grow green through the use of Ontario-made recycled rubber products in various community projects."

Grants are available under two categories: granular products, such as mulch for landscaping, which covers grants of $70 per tonne of Ontario recycled rubber up to $25,000; and manufactured products such as roof shingles, eligible for grants of $550 per tonne of Ontario recycled rubber up to $50,000.

In the community grant program’s first year in 2011, it helped install flooring made exclusively from recycled tire rubber in a new playground at Pathways Health Centre for Children in Lambton County.

"This program supports Ontarians in their efforts to live sustainably," Horsman says. "We've seen the myriad of benefits these products have for the province's economy and environment, and we're thrilled to again be supporting the use of these products through the grant program."

Established in 2002, Ontario Tire Stewardship is an Industry Funding Organization (IFO) incorporated under Ontario's Waste Diversion Act, to implement and operate the Used Tires Program.

The program recycles and reuses the 12 million tires sold annually in the province, preventing them from ending up in landfills or being dumped illegally. Instead, Ontario Tire Stewardship directs these scrap tires to recyclers who use them to make new green products for homes, offices, local schools and parks.

To learn more about the community grant application process, please visit www.GreenMyTires.ca or e-mail info@OntarioTS.ca.

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In the program's first year in 2011, it helped install flooring made exclusively from recycled tire rubber in a new playground at Pathways Health Centre for Children in Lambton County.[Photo: Ontario Tire Stewardship]
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the myriad of advantages these product have for the province's economy and surroundings, and we're excited to once more be supporting the employment of those product through the grant program.

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