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Tire Recycling in Canada – Short Video

Winners of Survey Draw, October 2, 2017

Name & Address of Winner Prize Won
Anna Hlady
Portage la Prairie MB
Grand Prize of Set of
4 new tires up to value of $1,500.00
Jennifer Alexander
Stony Mountain MB
Runner Up Prize of
12 Volt Programmable Air Compressor
Tricia Sol
Lockport MB
Runner Up Prize of
12 Volt Programmable Air Compressor
L. Grudinski
Brandon MB
Runner Up Prize of
12 Volt Programmable Air Compressor
Kel Ginter
Blumenort MB
Runner Up Prize of
12 Volt Programmable Air Compressor

Tire Stewardship Manitoba Booth

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

Eco-Fee Reduction Reminder

A message from the Tire Stewardship Manitoba.

Manitobans to Pay Less for Recycling Tires

Winnipeg – 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 $4.00 to $3.75 effective April 1, 2015. Manitoba will have the lowest eco-fee rates in Western Canada for this tire category. The eco-fees for all other tires will remain unchanged.

“Reducing the eco-fee by 25 cents on new tires in these categories more accurately reflects province-wide collection and recycling costs,” states Brett Eckstein, TSM executive director.

The provincially mandated tire-recycling program operated by TSM continues to meet its financial targets while responsibly managing all tires that are available for recycling. Explains Eckstein, “Our sound approach has allowed us to generate sufficient revenue to cover the entire costs of the program, allowing our industry-appointed board to lower the rates.”

“TSM’s main goal is to provide Manitobans with a comprehensive, sustainable, effective, and efficient tire-recycling program. Lowering rates when conditions warrant is in keeping with the industry’s efforts to operate the tire-recycling program to the highest of standards,” says Eckstein.

About Tire Stewardship Manitoba TSM is a not-for-profit industry organization that charges an eco-fee on the sale of all new tires in Manitoba with a retail value equal to, or greater than $30.00. Manitoba tire retailers, as well as motor and equipment dealers, are required to remit the eco-fees to TSM on the sale of a new tire, ensuring that those who generate scrap tires can have their tires collected and recycled in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.

Learn more about TSM at

Contact: Brett Eckstein, (204) 661-3242,

Download the full Press Release

CATRA: Tire Recycling in Canada – Video

Tire Recycle High School Athletes of the Week


The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Bryce Edwards of the Miles Macdonell Buckeyes volleyball team.
This 5’9” libero is currently passing a 2.4 average for the Buckeyes. He was named to the All-Star team of the University of Winnipeg and Queen’s University tournaments, and also helped his team win the University of Manitoba tournament.  Coach Tim Au states, “Bryce is a hard working athlete who intangible qualities make him a pleasure to coach. His teammates look up to him and are inspired by his work ethic in every game and practice”.

This grade 12 student maintains an 85% average, while also participating in hockey.
MHSAA’s Full article.


The Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Lauren Wiebe of the Niverville Panthers soccer team.
This 5’7” striker has helped lead the Panthers to 3 victories and a tie in their last four games.  In those four games she has scored 11 goals and was named Player of the Game twice. Coach Gerald Negrave states, “Lauren believes in community and team work in all she does. Throughout her athletics or in her role as Student Council President, Lauren gives of her time and works to bring out the best in those around her. A true team player”.

This grade 12 student maintains a 93% average, while also participating in volleyball and badminton.
MHSAA’s Full article


Be Tire Smart Campaign Launched

Jetta-Round Tire Smart Campaign Tours Manitoba

The 2011 VW Jetta TDI sponsored by St. James Volkswagen with Be Tire Smart, Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) and VW Logos is roaming across Manitoba. A recent Tire Inflation and Attitudinal Study conducted by The Rubber Association of Canada clearly showed Manitoba to really be a tough market and all the RAC was selling over the last 8 years is ideas! Measure your tire monthly, save fuel, increase tire service life, save money and save the environment. The RAC’s Mobile Project Template was developed three years ago and has passed its first two pilot programs and now is being used by Ontario Tire Stewardship and TSM. Continue reading ‘Jetta-Round Tire Smart Campaign Tours Manitoba’

TSM Announces Program Plan Consultation

Dated: Nov. 15, 2010

TSM is requesting all Manitobans to review  the DRAFTED TIRE STEWARDSHIP MANITOBA 2012-2016 PROGRAM PLAN and provide us with your valuable input toward the development of the program plan (EMAIL COMMENTS). TSM must receive all comments before March 1, 2011 in order to allow time for making changes, should any amendments to the current draft plan be required. After receiving all stakeholders valuable input and making any required changes to the program plan, TSM will submit the plan by May 1, 2011 to the Minister of Conservation for approval.