KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Your dead batteries, old tires and
used motor oil are just sitting in the corner of your garage or shed
collecting dust and taking up space. They don't belong in the blue bin
or at the curb with your trash. That's why CAA South Central Ontario
(CAA SCO) and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) are offering to take them
off your hands at no charge and make sure they are disposed of safely.
During our 2011 RecycleDrive, you will be able to drop off your drained
car, household and marine batteries, used motor oil and old tires
(limit four without rims) at one of 15 participating garages, including Car Medics and D&D Auto Service in Kingston. The week-long
eco-friendly initiative runs from September 26 - October 1, 2011.
"We encourage all motorists to take advantage of this opportunity to get
rid of their dead batteries, old tires and used motor oil in an
environmentally friendly way. By recycling these items you will help
keep harmful chemicals out of landfills where they can contaminate soil
and groundwater," said Gina Banwait, Community Relations Specialist,
"This is the first year that OTS and CAA have partnered to offer
Ontarians a convenient way to responsibly recycle their old tires. The
fall is a perfect time to begin thinking about your winter tires and
disposing of any that are worn," said Andrew Horsman, Executive
Director, Ontario Tire Stewardship. "These collections events are just
one example of the great work being done year round by Ontario Tire
Stewardship and CAA to benefit the environment. The Used Tires Program
is also creating green jobs for Ontarians and contributing to the
development of new, more sustainable consumer products."
As a thank you for doing your part to help preserve the planet, we will
send the first 100 participants at each location home with a FREE pack
of yard waste bags. Meanwhile, CAA members can enter for a chance to
WIN a set of four new winter tires, five free oil changes or a set of
recycled rubber car mats.
When CAA members recycle their car batteries CAA will plant a tree on
their behalf and take care of it for five years. Through our Autogreen
program, 1.8 million liters of oil has been collected and re-refined.
This saves 5, 800 tonnes of greenhouse gases from being released into
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering
insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are
more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5
million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're
Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.
Ontario Tire Stewardship (GreenMyTires.ca) is an industry Funded Organization implementing and operating the
approved Used Tires Program, a province-wide scrap tire solution for
on-road and off-road tires supplied into the Ontario market, diverting
them away from burning and landfill to reuse and recycling. Through the
Used Tires Program, Ontarians can drop off up to four used tires each
for free at hundreds of registered collection locations around the
province. Follow us on Twitter: @GreenMyTires.
Image with caption: "CAA SCO and OTS collecting tires, batteries and motor oil during 2011 RecycleDrive. (CNW Group/CAA South Central Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110926_C5470_PHOTO_EN_3639.jpg
SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario
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