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.

Just Posted

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

Comox Strathcona Waste Management looks at tipping fees

Fees part of planned review that could offset future tax hikes in regions

City of Campbell River responds to BCTS intention to continue Snowden harvesting plans

Yet another call for the province to halt timber harvest activities until long-term plan is in place

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Most Read