Tire Stewardship Manitoba was in Flin Flon last week to promote their program of making sure every used tire in the province is collected and recycled. Their representative Derek Dagnon says as part of that program they have grants available to communities, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and youth groups. He explains once tires are not longer on the vehicle they’ve got to go somewhere and burning them in a landfill is definitely not the option they’re looking for. So he says with their community grant program communities are eligible for up to 20 thousand dollars towards programs in which they can use these recycled tire products in building projects across the community. He says that can be a running track at the local high school, matting for the hockey rink and blasting mats for the mine.
To learn more about the community grants or to apply for one go to their website www.tirestewardshipmb.ca.