On average between 80% and 90% of the scrap tires collected are recycled into products.
Most are recycled into crumb rubber, which are granules of rubber with the steel and fibre removed. Recycled rubber is then used to create a variety of products including athletic tracks, synthetic turf fields, playground surfacing; colourful, resilient flooring in recreational facilities; flooring and mats for agricultural and industrial use; and coloured landscaping mulch. The remaining scrap tires collected are used as a fuel supplement in the cement and pulp and paper industries.
Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to manage BC's tire recycling program.
The program collects an Advance Disposal Fee, commonly referred to as an eco fee, on the sale of every new tire. The fees are used to pay for transporting and recycling BC generated scrap tires ensuring that the tires are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways instead of ending up in our landfills.
For more information visit our website: tsbc.ca