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Tire Take Back 2016 officially underway

Kicking off Tire Take Back 2016!

By Mike Davey

Hamilton, Ontario — June 1, 2016 — Tire Take Back 2016 is officially underway at participating auto recycling facilities across Ontario. This year marks the seventh annual Tire Take Back event. Tire Take Back is 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 can drop off unlimited 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 generates a donation to The Sunshine Foundation.

Over 60 OARA member auto recyclers have signed on to help collect tires during the 2016 event. You can see a map of the locations at this link.

Gloria Mann of Collision Repair magazine recently visited one of the participating recyclers, Early’s Auto Parts in Alliston, Ontario. You can see some photos from her visit in the gallery below.

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

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