Rubber from 14,928 scrap tires used in 13 newly granted British Columbia community projects
Tire Stewardship BC ("TSBC"), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of scrap tires in British Columbia, has finalized the 13 B.C. organizations that will receive TSBC grants for community developments. In total, 14,928 BC scrap tires will be used for these community projects. Projects include the surfacing of playgrounds, walkways, parks, and gathering spaces.
The TSBC community grant program supports municipalities; registered non-profit community groups; or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements that are building or upgrading their facilities utilizing recycled tire products. To date, the TSBC has awarded over $5.8 million dollars in community grants.
"Tire Stewardship BC is pleased to provide financial support to organizations across the province that have chosen to use recycled tire rubber for their upcoming projects. These grant recipients will use B.C. rubber for the surfacing of various communal areas making them durable, non-toxic, and low maintenance," says Rosemary Sutton, executive director at Tire Stewardship BC. "Rubber surfacing made from B.C. scrap tires is also non-slip, making it safer for everyone, and it creates a soft landing in playground areas. Additionally, rubber surfacing is cost-effective and visually attractive."
Recipients of the 2022 TSBC grants:
- SD #39 - Bayview Community School, a intermediate playground, Vancouver, B.C., using 764 tires
- City of Nanaimo, Maffeo Sutton Playground, Nanaimo, B.C., using 1709 tires
- City of White Rock, Emerson Park Playground, White Rock, using 975 tires
- Columbia Shuswap RD - Golden Arena, lobby floor replacement, Golden, B.C., using 213 tires
- Sustainable Housing - Cowichan Tribes, Quw'utsun Community Gathering Space & Outdoor Play, Duncan, B.C., using 565 tires
- District of Kent, Schep Park Resurfacing, Agassiz, B.C., using 3273 tires
- SD #39 - Simon Fraser Elementary, Intermediate Playground, Vancouver, B.C., using 2704 tires
- SD #43 - James Park Elementary, playground, Port Coquitlam, B.C., using 602 tires
- Town of Ladysmith, Ladysmith Spray Park, Ladysmith, B.C., using 154 tires
- Vancouver Park Board, Aberthau Playground, Vancouver, B.C., using 578 tires
- SD #52 - Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School, Playground Accessibility Upgrade, Prince Rupert, B.C., using 2502 tires
- SD #63 - Deep Cove Elementary, Naturescape playground, North Saanich, B.C., using 289 tires
- Town of Sidney, Wellness Park resurfacing, Sidney, B.C., using 600 tires