Tire collection part of grand opening celebration at OK Tire

Since it began in 1991, 65 million tires have been collected as part of Tire Stewardship BC’s Tire Round Up program.

And all those tires are then recycled with the rubber used for items such as athletic tracks, synthetic turf fields, garden pavers, walkways, playgrounds and much more.

And on Saturday, local residents can bring any old tires that may be cluttering up their property to the OK Tire in Walnut Grove (19926 96 Ave.) as part of the program.

The program offers a free disposal option for consumers.

Approximately 37,000 tonnes of scrap tires are collected annually, which is equivalent to about one car tire per person.

The round-up is part of the grand opening celebration at the OK Tire location.

The store underwent an ownership change back in August with Ron Huizenga taking control of the location.

As part of the grand opening, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a monster truck bouncy castle for kids, hot dogs, pop and prizes.

Tires will be collected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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