Business

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. government pitches LNG spinoffs
 
Davies continues lifelong passion for horses
 
Earth friendly signs of the times
More arrests on Burnaby Mountain Saturday
 
The Hobbit: A trilogy of beers
 
Employers recognized for hiring people with disabilities
South Surrey safety advocate receives national award
 
B.C. budget still in the black, barely
 
Auto West BMW makes large eco-investment

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.