Alberta Celebrates Major Tire Recycling Milestone

Bob Barss, Chairman of Alberta Recycling (left) and Steve Rozee, Waste and Recycling Specialist, City of Lethbridge (Photo:

More than 100 million tires have been recycled by Alberta residents.

Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone, with over 100 million tires recycled since the program began in 1992.

“This achievement shows Albertans’ commitment to protecting the environment is stronger than ever,” said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks. “It means that in every community there is a determination to do the right thing. Through Alberta’s tire recycling program, valuable material is diverted from landfills and recycled, creating jobs and new products that come back full-circle into our communities.” 

The province boasts over 350 collection sites, and Alberta recycles approximately six million tires a year.

“Albertans, municipalities, tire and vehicle retailers and the province’s recycling industry should be proud of this achievement and their contribution to eliminating tires from landfills and stockpiles. They have all played a key role in having those 100 million tires recycled into products such as sidewalk blocks, roofing tiles and playground surfaces,” said Bob Barss, Chairman of Alberta Recycling.

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