Nova Scotia extends program to Bicycle Tires ...

Divert NS recently launched a Bicycle Tire Recycling Program to allow Nova Scotians to recycle old bicycle tires. With its announcement, Nova Scotia joined several other Canadian provinces in incorporating these tires into their tire recycling programs, including New Brunswick, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

The cost of the new program will be covered by Divert NS, with participation free for both bicycle tire retailers and consumers. The program includes all bicycle tires and tubes except tubular tires, which are glued to special rims. Consumers can return their tires and tubes to any bicycle retailers registered with the program.

Nova Scotia’s used bicycle tires will be shipped to an established tire recycler in New Brunswick.  The valve stems will be sold as brass scrap and the bicycle tires and tubes will be recycled into new moulded rubber products such as cow mats.

For details of Nova Scotia’s new program, visit the Divert NS website.

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Features of the bicycle tire recycling programs of participating provinces vary. For information on the programs of specific provinces, please visit their individual websites.