Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation

 

The Black Gold Rush program offered by the SSTC in Saskatchewan is aimed at cleaning up all scrap tires on private property and farmland. This gives land owners the opportunity to have any scrap tires cleaned up at no cost.
 
The Black Gold Rush will be a one-time free service provided by SSTC. Once the tire collection has been completed within a designated municipality, the SSTC will not be conducting any further tire collections in the area. Municipalities and service groups will play key roles in this project. Municipality administrations will be responsible for communicating collection information, knowing tire locations and updating the public on the collection process. It will be the responsibility of local service groups to work closely with the municipalities to identify and collect tire stockpiles and centralize them for pickup.

 

The Black Gold Rush is the third phase of the SSTC's stewardship program. Phase 1 keeps scrap tires out of the waste stream as they are generated. When retailers install new tires on consumers' vehicles, the used tires removed from the vehicles are kept on-site by the retailers, picked up by collectors and transported directly to processing facilities for recycling. Phase 2 saw the clean-up and recycling of tire stockpiles built up in city, town, village and rural municipal landfills throughout Saskatchewan. Phase 1 is ongoing and Phase 2 is now complete.