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Manitoba Renews Recycling Agreement for Tires

Old Tires Can be Turned Into Many New Products:  Squires

The Manitoba government has approved the stewardship program plan for the continued recycling of used tires, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.

“It is encouraging to know there’s a good collection system in place for recycling automotive, off-road and even bicycle tires,” Squires said.  “And it’s even more encouraging to see the many ways that old tires can be turned into new products, such as playground flooring, turf fields, rubberized asphalt for roadways, welcome mats for your home or an anti-fatigue mat at work, or even garden mulch in place of woodchips.”

The province has approved a new five-year business plan for Tire Stewardship Manitoba, Squires said, adding that strengthening Manitoba’s recycling programs to reduce waste is one of the priorities included in her new mandate letter.

Tire Stewardship Manitoba is one of the province’s 12 industry-funded producer responsibility organizations, which help recycle and properly dispose of a wide variety of designated materials, from packaging and printed paper to used motor oil and tires, household hazardous waste and empty beverage containers.  More information about where to recycle these products can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/wastewise/ecodepot.html.

“Tire Stewardship Manitoba ensures the scrap tires available for collection are being collected and diverted from landfills, reducing the potential for stockpiles and potential harm to the environment,” said Brett Eckstein, executive director, Tire Stewardship Manitoba.  “With every purchase of a new tire, Manitobans make a significant investment in a thriving environmental industry that reflects job creation, innovation and economic growth.”

There are currently over 1,500 tire collection sites in Manitoba.  In 2016, these sites recovered over 18,600 tonnes of scrap tires.  The new five-year plan includes a recommendation to increase public awareness and sustain a recovery target of at least 90 per cent.  One of the other priorities of the renewed program is providing convenient, province wide access to tire recycling opportunities including in northern and remote communities.

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University of Manitoba Awards the 2018 Tire Stewardship Manitoba – Moe Tresoor Scholarship in Environmental Sciences to undergraduate student Laura Lucas

TSM provides Brandon University, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg each a $3,000 scholarship to award to a deserving student in Environmental Science.
Additional information is available by contacting these post-secondary institutions.

Left: Dr. Norman Halden, Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Middle: Laura Lucas, 2018 Recipient of the Tire Stewardship Manitoba – Moe Tresoor Scholarship in Environmental Sciences
Right: Brett Eckstein, Executive Director Tire Stewardship Manitoba

Retailer Policies & Procedures – Revised July 3, 2018

TSS announces two RFP’s for stockpile cleanups in Saskatchewan

We are sharing a News Release issued by Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan (TSS). The TSS News Release announces their publishing of 2 Request For Proposals (RFPs) for stockpile cleanups in the province and includes links to SaskTenders where the RFPs are posted.  For your reference, the two RFP documents are linked here:
Here is a link to CATRA’s web news article that contains detail on the News Release:

The winners of the 2015 Be Tire Smart Draw

Grand Prize

Jack McWhirter, Portage la Prairie – Set of four new tires and installation at any TSM registered Manitoba tire dealer to a maximum value of $2,000.00

Second Prize
Sandra Mirrlees, St. Francois Xavier – Recycled tire rubber products from a TSM registered recycler to a maximum value of $500.00

The following four lucky winners received Multi-Function Air Compressors:

Edward Chapman, Moose Lake
Raffaele Falcone, Winnipeg
Natasha Hobden, Winnipeg
Marni Wiseman, Winnipeg

Special Draw for a pair of Grey Cup tickets – Myra Mackie, Winnipeg

Visit the Tire Stewardship Manitoba booth at these upcoming events, and do our survey to win $2,000 worth of tires. Draw will be held October 1, 2015.

May 26 – Assiniboine Zoo – Winnipeg
June 5-7 – Hi, Neighbour Festival – Transcona
June 11 – St. Andrews 2015 Open House – St. Andrews
June 12-13 – Niverville Fair – Niverville
June 14 – St. Vital Canadian Tire parking lot – Winnipeg
June 15 – Richardson Building, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg
June 16 – KIK Picnic – Winnipeg
June 19 – 21 – Nickel Days – Thompson
June 22 – Cross Lake
June 27 – Summer Fair – MacGregor
June 28 – 3rd Annual “Show in the Park” Car Show – Carmen
July 1 – Assiniboine Downs – Winnipeg
July 17 – 19 – Boardwalk Days – Winnipeg Beach
July 24 – 26 – Sunflower Festival – Altona
August 1 – 3 – Icelandic Festival – Gimli
August 8 – Potato Festival – Portage la Prairie
August 21 – 23 – Corn and Apple Festival – Morden

Our Be Tire Smart Campaign is underway! (Click the link for more details)

Take our online survey and BE ENTERED TO WIN 4 NEW TIRES!

Philip the Tire’s Colouring Contest
Mail or Drop off entry to:
Philip the Tire’s Colouring Contest
Tire Stewardship Manitoba
1791 Dublin Avenue, Unit B
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 1A9
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm