The Bicycle Tire Recycling Program is free for both consumers and retailers; Divert NS covers the costs. The program applies to all bicycle tires and tubes except tubular tires (which are glued to special rims).
Nova Scotians can return their used tires during regular business hours to any of the registered Drop-Off Locations. You can also recycle them when having new tires installed at any registered bicycle shop.
Used bicycle tires are shipped to the Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation (TRACC) in Minto, New Brunswick. The valve stems are sold as brass scrap, and the tires and tubes are recycled into new molded rubber products, like cow mats. To learn more about TRACC and their recycled products, visit their website.
For information on non-program tire disposal, check out your local sorting guide. For details about on-road vehicle tires, visit Used Passenger Tires.
Guidelines for Retailers
To become a drop-off location, bicycle retailers must register with Divert NS and offer bicycle repair services to their customers.
Are you a bicycle retailer who wants to get involved? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know bicycle tires and tubes can be recycled into rubber playground surfacing?