Deadline nears for tire program

The deadline of Nov. 4 is quickly approaching for organizations to take advantage of the Tire Stewardship B.C. Community Grant Program.

The deadline of Nov. 4 is quickly approaching for organizations to take advantage of the Tire Stewardship B.C. Community Grant Program.

The stewardship’s program provides matching funds of up to $30,000 to B.C. not-for-profit organizations, schools and municipalities for projects using B.C. recycled rubber.

More than $400,000 in grants for communities throughout the province have been awarded since the project’s inception in 2008.

Applications of recycled B.C. rubber include:

Playgrounds – Completely wheelchair accessible and provides safety by cushioning falls, allowing people of all ages and abilities to participate fully and experience the joy of physical activity and play.

Sidewalks and trails  – Provides cushioning support that can reduce the risk of injury if a fall occurs, is friendly to plant root systems and is water permeable. Also easily maintained and installed.

Outdoor fitness parks – Rubber pavement cushions fitness station areas and provides residents with easy access.

Athletic tracks – Running tracks made from recycled rubber offer significant advantages over other track surfaces including reduced stress on a runner’s legs.

Synthetic turf fields – Sports fields that use particles of crumb rubber as infill material increase the resiliency of the field. These fields are also cost efficient, low maintenance and can be used in all weather conditions.

To learn more about the application process, please go to www.tirestewardshipbc.ca and visit the news corner section.

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