Not too tired to recycle

TSBC’s 2011 Community Grant Program provides financial support to communities that use BC recycled rubber products in projects such as playgrounds, spray parks or running tracks.

Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) has announced that The City of Surrey will receive funding for two city playgrounds: Holland Park and Kensington Prairie Community Centre.

Now in its third year, TSBC’s 2011 Community Grant Program provides financial support to communities that use BC recycled rubber products in projects such as playgrounds, spray parks or running tracks.

“We’re thrilled to be able to help communities with the funding they need to make their projects a reality,” said Mike Hennessy, TSBC’s executive director. “These projects are meant to enhance the community experience for all residents. What’s more, by securing the use of B.C. recycled rubber in these projects we’re providing employment and economic benefits right here at home.”

“Every year for the last three that I’ve been around TSBC has made a difference in Surrey Parks and it has been a real joy to be involved,” said  City of Surrey Parks designer Jay Meenley.

Previous TSBC-funded projects in Surrey included the playgrounds in Robson Park, Guildford Heights Park and Redwood Park. A total of 12 projects chosen from 11 communities across B.C. will share in a portion of the grants, worth a total of $127,000.

Together, these projects will use more than 127,000 pounds of recycled crumb rubber, thereby bringing the equivalent of 9,500 tires back in to B.C.’s communities in a beneficial second life as recycled rubber products.

Funding for The Community Grant Program comes directly from the Advance Disposal Fee or “eco-fee” that each retailer remits to TSBC for every new tire sold.

These fees also go directly towards the operation of the scrap-tire recycling program, including the transportation and recycling of B.C.’s scrap tires to ensure they are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways, such as recycling into rubber products.

TSBC is the not-for-profit society formed to accept responsibility for the provincial scrap-tire recycling program.

On January 1, 2007, TSBC launched the new scrap-tire recycling program replacing the government-run program that had been in place since 1991.

TSBC encourages communities to use B.C. recycled rubber products in their upcoming projects.

For information about grant applications, visit www.tirestewardshipbc.ca

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey pushing the poor out of Whalley, public hearing speakers say

‘There is a war on the poor here in Surrey,’ resident Dave Diewert tells city council

Surrey seniors call Seniors’ Centre Without Walls, a new-to-B.C. program

‘Crazy coincidence’ saw program connect soon after COVID-19 pandemic hit

IHIT investigating death of Surrey woman

Injured woman was taken to SMH early Tuesday morning

Charges laid in 2019 single-vehicle crash in Surrey that killed young soccer star

Dilpreet Sandhu, 19, faces eight charges in early morning crash that killed Brandon Bassi

Surrey Mounties seize guns, drugs and cash from Guildford residence

One man was arrested but no charges have been laid as investigation continues

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

COVID claims 23rd Langley Lodge patient, making it the deadliest outbreak in B.C.

Coronavirus kills another senior at Langley care home, bringing B.C. total to 166

Family of dead B.C. football star urge changes to mental health policies in hospitals

Uko family disappointed in actions of Regina hospital, hosting public funeral service this weekend

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

Maple Ridge woman fights WorkSafe BC over police widow’s pension

Dalila Vroom says husband, Const. Rob Vroom, died as a result of PTSD from time with Abbotsford PD

Most Read