REGINA, Sask. (July 1, 2010)— Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corp., a nonprofit, industry-led scrap tire abatement organization, has inaugurated its “Black Gold Rush” for holders of scrap tire stockpiles to volunteer for a one-time-only cleanup, the company said.
The corporation said it is beginning the pilot program in southwest Saskatchewan, where it is asking the public and municipalities to “stake their claim” by identifying existing tire piles.
It plans to expand its focus to other parts of the province shortly and to begin active pickup of tires in July, continuing until Sept. 15.
Saskatchewan 4-H clubs have volunteered to help with the tire cleanup, the firm said. The pilot program will guide the development of a scaled-up project next year, it said.
Founded in 1996, Saskatchewan Scrap Tire has collected and recycled more than 13 million tires collected from retailers or from municipal landfills.
For more information about the Black Gold Rush, contact the dedicated section of www.scraptire.sk.ca, or call 306-721-8473.