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Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program offers up to $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 in matching grant funding levels to support projects using recycled Manitoba tires by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, post-secondary and non-profit research institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities in the province.

Every year, Manitobans discard the material equivalent of 1.8 million passenger tires. TSM, a non-profit organization, takes responsibility for managing the recycling and environmentally sound disposal of these tires on behalf of tire retailers in Manitoba. TSM Executive Director Brett Eckstein calls the grant program “an opportunity for Manitoba communities to benefit from the recycled tire products being made in Manitoba.”

“While a lot of our approved projects involve safe surfaces for children’s playgrounds, walkways, and landscaping materials, we always encourage any project that finds new, innovative ways to reuse tires” says Eckstein.

Eligible projects must demonstrate innovative use of a variety of recycled products, be environmentally and ecologically sound, and involve youth where possible.

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Upcoming events for Tire Stewardship:

June 4 – 6 Hi Neighbour Festival – Transcona

June 7 Sustainability Day – Assiniboine Park

June 10-11 Niverville Fair

June 12 Cruising the Island – Portage la Prairie

June 16 Children Family Picnic – The Forks

June 17-18 Wheels and Chrome – Ste. Rose du Lac

June 19 Oldsmobile Club Car Show – Headingley

June 20 Bike to Work Week breakfast – Misericordia Hospital pit stop

June 24-26 Nickel Days – Thompson

July 1 Canada Day Festivities – Assiniboia Downs

July 10 Assiniboine Valley Run – Brandon

July 15 – 17 Board Walk Days – Winnipeg Beach

July 22 – 24 Sunflower Festival – Altona

July 28 Annual Street Fair – Dauphin

July 30 – August 1 Icelandic Festival – Gimli

August 6 Carrick Days – Carrick

August 12 – 14 Harvest Festival – Winkler

August 19 – 21 Quarry Days – Stonewall

August 27 – 28 Corn and Apple Festival – Morden

2017–2021 Program Plan Consultation

The 2017-2021 program plan consultation period is now closed. Thank you for responding!

We will be posting the new 2017 – 2021 program plan on May 1st, 2016 along with all stakeholder comments.

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,

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Winter Tire Campaign

Please view our media release here: Half of Drivers Outside Quebec Still Not on Winter Tires: Survey

CATRA: Tire Recycling in Canada – Video

Conquer the cold: Get a grip in all winter driving conditions

Winter tires offer a dramatic improvement in driver control and traction in all cold-weather road conditions when temperatures fall below 7°C.

RACTire makers are encouraging motorists to get the facts about winter tires and to carefully consider the safety and performance benefits that today’s high-tech winter tires offer in all cold-weather road conditions.

A trailblazing report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking whether the cold-weather road surface is dry, snow covered, icy or slushy.

  • Better traction, shorter stopping distances
  • Winter tires save lives, reduce collisions
  • Proper tire inflation

Read the full TIRF press release (PDF)
Read the complete TIRF report

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)

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’