The Town of Osoyoos has received one of 10 grants for using recycled tires for a community project.
The not-for-profit group Tire Stewardship BC announced the grants on Sept. 26. Osoyoos was one of 10 municipalities, schools and regional districts selected.
The grant will support the 831 recycled tires that are set to be used for the playground at Lions Park.
In total, the grant recipients are set to recycled and keep 27,920 tires out of the landfill in 2023.
“We are thrilled that we are able to help these cities and organizations through our TSBC 2023 Community Grant Program and we know these projects will benefit from the inclusion of B.C. recycled scrap tires,” said executive director Rosemary Sutton. “Rubberized surfacing can be coloured, and is durable and low maintenance, which makes it a desirable choice for running tracks, waterparks, walkways and gathering areas as well as playgrounds.”
Osoyoos is the only community from the Okanagan to make the list of those receiving grants in 2023.
B.C.’s scrap tire program has been recycling tires for over 30 years, and is the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the scrap tire recycling program was first established in BC in 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in the province.