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32,000 Tires Collected in Weekend Recycling Blitz

The phrase “burnin! rubber” is 32,000 tires closer to extinction following a recent weekend recycling blitz organized by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). The tires, which would be taller than 12 CN Towers if stacked one on top of another, were dropped off by thousands of Ontarians at 70 OARA member locations around the province. Before Ontario!s Used Tires Program came into effect in September 2009, scrap tires were routinely burned for fuel in cement kilns, illegally dumped or added to growing stockpiles around the province.

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