Gathering Place benefits from recycled tire fund

Kids at the Gathering Place playground will have a softer landing thanks to a grant from Tire Stewardship BC

Kids at the Gathering Place playground will have a softer landing thanks to a grant from Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC).

Laichiltach Family Life Society will receive funding for the installation of rubber tiles at a new playground at the Gathering Place.

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,” says Mike Hennessy, TSBC Executive Director. “These projects are meant to enhance the community experience for all residents. What’s more, by securing the use of BC recycled rubber in these projects we’re providing employment and economic benefits right here at home.”

“This grant will mean a very successful program that supports at risk children, ages 0-12 will have an outdoor space to utilize,” says Cheryl Jordan, Success by 6 Coordinator. “Children need safe, clean places to play and through the generosity of TSBC this will now be a reality.”

A total of 12 projects chosen from 11 communities across BC will share in a portion of the grants, worth a total of $127,000. Together, these projects will use more than 127 thousand 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 BC’s scrap tires to ensure they are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways, such as recycling into rubber products.

TSBC encourages communities to use BC recycled rubber products in its upcoming projects and to familiarize itself with the application process and check www.tirestewardshipbc.ca for any additional information on 2012’s grant application.

About Tire Stewardship BC:

Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) is the not-for-profit society formed to accept responsibility for the provincial scrap-tire recycling program.

On Jan.ed the new scrap-tire recycling program replacing thegovernment-run program that had been in place since 1991.

Visit www.tirestewardshipbc.ca for more information.

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