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Ontario residents can now drop off their old tires free of charge at registered collection sites. The Ontario Tire Stewardship Program came into effect September 1, 2009. Through the Used Tire Program, registered collectors will accept your old tires but will no longer charge you a disposal fee. Consumers can return up to four passenger car tires at a time to a collection location at no cost and with no obligation to make a purchase. The tires will be reused or recycled. The list of registered collectors is long! A list of registered collectors in Eastern Ontario, including establishments in Almonte, Athens, Brockville, Carleton Plan, Kemptville, Perth, and Smiths Falls, is available at https://www.ontariots.ca/?q=DropLocations

Currently about 50% of the scrap tires produced in Ontario are recycled, and the other 50% are being shipped out of province, where they could be landfilled or burned. This program will ensure the tires are recycled here in Ontario, benefiting the environment and supporting the recycling industry. Recycled into what? Most of the tires are ground into crumb rubber, which is used in athletic tracks, playgrounds, patios, walkways and synthetic turf fields. Some is cut into pieces of Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) which is used as fill for roads and embankments and septic system drain fields. And other parts of tires may be used in Fabricated Products, such as the base for traffic cones or blasting mats. For more information please consult the Ontario Tire Stewardship's site, http://www.ontariots.ca.

Locations as of 10/11/2011:

1000 Islands Toyota, 555 Steward Blvd
Active Green & Ross Complete Tire & Auto, 3050 Jefferson Drive
Algonquin Towing, 7331 Dixon Road
Archies Auto Service, 3016 County Road 29, Northgate Plaza Unit 6
Beattie Dodge Chrysler Ltd, 8 Chase St
Benson Tire, 1000 Oxford Avenue
Billings Auto Service, 1536 Hwy 2 West
Brockville Motor Sales, Ltd 1240 Stewart Blvd
Canadian Tire Associate Store 014, 2360 Parkdale Avenue
Central Avenue Auto Service 1998, 380 Central Avenue
City A1 Radiator Service, 163 Perth St
Commercial Tire And Auto Service, 3515 Coons Road
Covill Auto Wreckers, 3292 County Rd 26
Dave Pips Auto Service, 156 A Bartholomew St
Hansler Industries Ltd, 1385 California Avenue
Jakes Automotive Service, 555 King St West
Jiffy Auto Service, 500 Stewart Boulevard
Kia Of Brockville, 680 Stewart Blvd
Marks Union Tire And Alignment, 1532 County Rd 2 West
R And R Service Centre, 340 Central Ave W
Renwicks Service Centre, 310 King Street East
Riverside Ford Sales Ltd, 25 Eleanor St
Vanzuylen Alignment & Tire Service, 3042 County Road 29 North
Walmart Canada Corp, 1942 Parkdale Avenue
Welburn Service Ltd, 545 King Street St West

[Hat tip to REAL Smiths Falls!]


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