Tire drop-off returns to Central Okanagan – Okanagan

The Central Okanagan Popular Area’s Unwanted Tire Dropping Program returned on Sunday – for the first time in two years.

The event was held at Okanagan College for a one-day event. Back in 2019, people threw away nearly 1,200 old, unwanted tires.

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BC’s RDCO and Tire Stewardship have teamed up to offer a one-time drop-off event for any old tire without a rim.

Through the tire drop program, tires are repurposed into products that serve the community, instead of taking up space in landfills or becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Rosemary Sutton, chief executive officer of Tire Stewardship BC, said the tire will be used for playing fields, running tracks, arena floors and coatings.

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The program has been running for 31 years. Last year, the organizers hit an important milestone.

“We’ve collected our 100 millionth tire in 2021, so that’s a pretty long way off,” said Sutton.

Anyone who missed the trip on Sunday is encouraged to visit website for information on where to dispose of old tires.

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