Tire Take Back kicking off for 2016

Hamilton, Ontario — April 20, 2016 — Discarded tires are unsightly, unhealthy and the materials can be recycled into numerous consumer products. The good news is that it’s almost time for Tire Take Back!

Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) have announced the seventh annual OARA Tire Take Back event to raise money 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.

From May 24 to June 4, Ontario residents can drop off unlimited used tires for free at participating auto recyclers during business hours across the province. Every single tire dropped off generates a donation to The Sunshine Foundation.

Last year, another organization joined in to help out, and they’re back again this year. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization, representing more than 37,000 farm families across Ontario. The OFA was instrumental in 2015 in encouraging their members to donate their used tires to the cause. The association has indicated it will again support Tire Take Back this year.

So far, 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.

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


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