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Alberta tire recycling program celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tire Recycling Management Association of Alberta (TRMA) is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. The TRMA has...


Tire Recycling Management Association of Alberta (TRMA) is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. The TRMA has overseen the recycling of an impressive 25 million tires, an estimated $150-million has been saved in landfill costs and a new and evolving industry that is able to deal with the over three million tires Albertans discard every year.

In an initiative to mark its 10th anniversary the TRMA is holding presentations throughout the province to give communities updates on the status of tire recycling in Alberta. In addition, the TRMA introduced the Centennial Municipal Demonstration program. Under the program, the TRMA funds the cost of putting recycled tire products into municipal and community projects with a goal to have 100 projects in place by 2005, the year of Alberta’s Centennial.

Alberta’s tire recycling program is increasingly recognized as one of the best in Canada and around the world. A growing number of businesses in the province recycle scrap tires into various value-added materials and products including tire shred, rubber crumb and manufactured rubber products.

The TRMA and Alberta Transportation, in partnership with the cities of Edmonton and Calgary and Strathcona County are currently testing the use of recycled rubber tire crumb as an asphalt additive to reduce cracking and rutting on Alberta’s roadways.

For further information, contact Barbara Belzerowski at barbaagi@telusplanet.net


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