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TSM has launched a new page for Schools

Welcome students and educators to TSM For Schools new page!

View the TSM for Schools Newsletter (PDF)

Tire Stewardship Manitoba Summer Events – Update

Visit the Tire Stewardship Manitoba booth at the following community events this summer!

June 30, 2013 Winnipeg River Car Club Show & Shine

July 1, 2013 Assiniboia Downs – Winnipeg
July 6, 2013 Gimli Craft and Trade Show
July 7, 2013 Manitou Agricultural Fair
July 13-14, 2013 Half-Moon Drive Inn 75th Anniversary Celebration – Lockport
July 20-21, 2013 Pinawa Birthday Weekend
July 25, 2013 Red River Speedway
July 27-28, 2013 Manitoba Sunflower Festival – Altona (*note change in date)

August 2-4, 2013 Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival – Dauphin
August 8, 2013 Red River Speedway
August 10, 2013 Portage Potato Festival – Portage la Prairie
August 11, 2013 3 & 83 Cruisers Show and Shine – Melita
August 15, 2013 Red River Speedway
August 17, 2013 Stonewall Quarry Days Parade – Stonewall
August 17-18, 2013 Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival – Winnipeg
August 23-25, 2013 Morden Corn and Apple Festival

Cyclists Can Now Recycle Bike Tires and Tubes

Starting this summer, bicycle shops and cycling enthusiasts across Manitoba will now have a permanent way of recycling their old tires and tubes. Tire Stewardship Manitoba, the provincial organization responsible for scrap tire recycling, has expanded its scope of service to include bicycle tire collection under its rubber recycling infrastructure. The new plan will be free of charge and participating drop-off locations will be listed on Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s Find a Collection Depot web page.

“We’ve been accepting bicycle tire and tubes on a limited basis for a number years,” says Brett Eckstein, Executive Director, Tire Stewardship Manitoba. “Under the revised program, cyclists and stores will now have a permanent disposal option. We’re really excited to launch this program for the betterment of the environment and the general cycling community.” Continue reading ‘Cyclists Can Now Recycle Bike Tires and Tubes’

TSM HAS RELEASED ITS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT!

Key achievement for 2012 included:

  • recycling 12,875 tonnes of discarded tires and tubes into tire-derived aggregate, crumb rubber, blast mats, moulded and other products
  • an Eco-Fee reduction on the sale of new passenger/light truck category tires from $4.50 to $4.00
  • a new Manufacturing Incentive Program supporting recycled tire product manufacturing;
  • a new program video to raise public awareness and promote the program to Manitobans;
  • an expanded year-round Be Tire Smart community education and awareness campaign;
  • 14 Community Demonstration Grant Projects that used recycled tire products made from recycled Manitoba tires in community projects, and
  • 3 Tire Recycling Innovations Grant projects to develop rubber devulcanization technology, study Manitoba’s tire derived fuel (TDF) market and initiate a tire shred gasification project.

For more information please take a look at the 2012 Annual Report (PDF).

Tire Stewardship Manitoba Summer Events

Visit the Tire Stewardship Manitoba booth at the following community events this summer!

June 1-2, 2013 Hi Neighbour Festival – Transcona
June 7-8, 2013 Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair – Niverville
June 9, 2013 Cruising Down the Red – Winnipeg
June 12, 2013 Red River College Show and Shine 2013 – Winnipeg

June 13, 2013 Open House – St. Andrews

June 15, 2013 Lundar Agricultural Fair – Lundar
June 16, 2013 Oak Hammock Marsh Father’s Day Celebrations – Oak Hammock Marsh

June 18, 2013 Red River Exhibition – Winnipeg
June 19, 2013 Crescentwood Neighbourhood Family BBQ – Winnipeg
June 21, 2013 Bike to Work – The Forks – Winnipeg
June 22, 2013 Manitoba Highland Gathering – Selkirk
June 23, 2013 Manitoba Oldsmobile Car Club 2nd Annual Car Show – Headingley
July 1, 2013 Assiniboia Downs – Winnipeg
July 26-27, 2013 Manitoba Sunflower Festival – Altona
August 2-4, 2013 Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival – Dauphin
August 10, 2013 Portage Potato Festival – Portage la Prairie
August 11, 2013 3 & 83 Cruisers Show and Shine – Melita
August 17, 2013 Stonewall Quarry Days Parade – Stonewall
August 17-18, 2013 Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival – Winnipeg
August 23-25, 2013 Morden Corn and Apple Festival

TSM Sponsors Bike to School

Bike to School Day 2013Bike to School is run by a volunteer committee of cycling enthusiasts, with support from The W.R.E.N.C.H., Green Action Centre, Manitoba Public Insurance, The North West Company & Giant Tiger, Tire Stewardship Manitoba and Canadian Automobile Association.

2013 is the pilot year, and will see six schools participating in May. More than 1000 students ages Kindergarten to Grade 11 will learn about cycling by taking part in activities ranging from cycling demonstrations, route finding, bike polo, bike obstacle courses, group rides and mechanics training. Most events will be held at the school, although Maples Collegiate will be running their Bike to School programme at Assiniboine Park. Bike to School has also assisted in providing bike cages, bike racks, helmets and locks at some participating schools, and offered training for teachers through MPI’s Cycling Champion Course. Organizers hope to have more schools participate in the future, with the goal of inspiring cycling education and programming in schools year-round.

May 15- Maples Collegiate
May 27- Hugh John MacDonald
May 28-Wolseley School
May 29-Valley Gardens Middle School
May 30-Niji Mahkwa
May 31-Elmwood High School

Bicycle Tire Recycling Program Proposal

TSM is recycling bicycle tires! Please review the TSM Bicycle Tire Recycling Program Proposal and respond to TSM by Friday, May 10th 2013 with your comments.

TSM Bicycle Tire Recycling Program Proposal (April 2013) (PDF)

Letter to Bike Shops re: Bicycle Tire Recycling Program Proposal (PDF)
Letter to New Tire Dealers re: Bicycle Tire Recycling Program Proposal (PDF)

New Video

Manitobans to pay less for recycling tires

Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) announced today that the eco-fee for tire recycling charged on the sale of new passenger, light truck, motorcycle, ATV and other small tires sold in Manitoba will be reduced from $4.50 to $4.00 effective January 1st, 2013. The eco-fee rates on all other tires will remain unchanged.

View Media Release (PDF)

Winners of the 2012 Be Tire Smart Giveaway

FIRST PRIZE: N. Bakker from St. Andrews, Manitoba • Set of four new tires and installation at any TSM registered Manitoba tire dealer to a maximum value of $1,000.00

There were four other lucky winners of Multi-Function Air Compressors:

  • J. Lehman, Carman
  • R. Giancola, Winnipeg
  • A. Groff, Winnipeg
  • J. Lee, Winnipeg