Toronto, Ontario – A recent weekend recycling blitz in Ontario resulted in 32,000 scrap tires collected, and with the $64,000 in recycling fees represented donated to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, which makes dreams come true for children with severe disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

The blitz was organized by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). Ontario’s used tire program came into effect in September 2009, allowing consumers to drop off tires at no charge at locations across the province, from which they are shipped for recycling and are not sent to stockpiles.

As part of the recycling blitz, OARA and its members, along with registered tire hauler Liberty Tire, contributed the fee equivalent to the charity.

“Events like this allow Ontario residents to recycle items that cannot simply be put in a blue bin,” said Evan miller, of Miller’s Auto Recycling in Fort Erie. An OARA member, the company recovered the most tires. “We’re delighted to have helped thousands of Ontarians do their part for the environment, and in doing so, help a great charity.”

To find a registered collector in Ontario, visit OTS.

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