The recycling blitz was organized by Ontario Tire Stewardship and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). The tires were dropped off at 64 locations around the province between May 27 and 28.
The collection allowance that OARA members receive for each tire was donated to the Sunshine Foundation. OARA matched each donation, and registered tire hauler Liberty Tire Recycling made an additional contribution.
It was the second year that the two organizations teamed up to collect tires for charity. This year, the number of tires increased by more than 50 per cent and exceeded the goal to raise $100,000 for the charity.
The public can drop off up to four used tires at any time, without charge, at hundreds of specified collection locations around the province. The tires are reused or recycled into new consumer products. For a list of drop-off locations, visit GreenMyTires.