Starting summer 2013, 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 are 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.”
Bike stores that wish to add their name to the recycling registry are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their business name, contact information and drop off details.
You can take your scrap bicycle tires to any of our registered bicycle locations (.XLSX)
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)
View the June 12, 2013 press release (PDF)