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Tire Take 2016 helps fulfill dreams

Recycled tires can be turned into many useful consumer goods, including environmentally-friendly mulch.

Toronto, Ontario — June 15, 2016 — Tire Take Back has officially concluded for another year, but its positive impacts will continue throughout the rest of 2016 and beyond. This year marks the seventh annual Tire Take Back event, a joint effort of Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), in conjunction with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

In addition to cleaning up unsightly and unhealthy discarded tires, the annual event raises funds for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. To date, the campaign has raised over $940,000 for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, helping to fulfill dreams for Sunshine Kids through the Individual Dreams and DreamLift programs.

Ontario residents dropped off their used tires for free at participating auto recyclers during business hours across the province from May 24 to June 4. Every single tire dropped off generated a donation to The Sunshine Foundation.

Over 60 OARA member auto recyclers signed on to help collect tires during the 2016 event. Gloria Mann of Collision Repair magazine visited a few of these recyclers during the event and you can see some photos from her visits below. For more photos of Tire Take Back 2016, please click here.

For more information on Tire Take Back 2016, please visit rethinktires.ca.

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