2013 RecycleDrive: The Results Are In!

19.12.13 | Blog

We recently wrapped up a very successful RecycleDrive, and for the third year in a row, community members cleaned out their garages and contributed to a greener Ontario.

Each October, Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) partners with CAA South Central Ontario to host RecycleDrive, a program that encourages Ontarians to gather their used tires, motor oils, and dead household, automotive and marine batteries and drop them off for free to be responsibly recycled. This year’s third annual RecycleDrive had 29 participating CAA garage locations across Ontario.

The increased number of locations and a tremendous amount of community engagement resulted in staggering collection numbers.

During the two week event, participating locations collected:

  • 1,480 batteries
  • 2,532 litres of oil
  • 5,204 tires!

The collection is a testament to the commitment Ontarians have to keeping our environment clean.

RecycleDrive Tires

But of course there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to get the items rolling! The location that collected the most tires during the event was eligible to win a $20,000 re-greening package to donate to a local school.

The winner of this year’s re-greening package is…

Auto Guys in St. Thomas, Ontario!

Owners Lynda Groom and Bob Ward raised awareness for the event by holding a media day with the help of their mayor and local MPP. We look forward to working with the Auto Guys team to revitalize an outdoor space at a local St. Thomas school.

As we wrap up another successful RecycleDrive, we thank all participating collectors and community members for their commitment to greener spaces!

Auto Guys, St. Thomas


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