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    Post Ontario - Tired of Tires & Fires

    HAMILTON (CP) - Ontario is about to take the first step toward a
    scrap tire cleanup of the province, more than a decade after the
    notorious Hagersville fire, the Hamilton Spectator reported
    Monday.
    The provincial plan will be based on a proposal from the tire
    and rubber industry and would see a $3 levy imposed on all new tire
    purchases. The money would go to a non-profit tire recycling and
    recovery body run by the industry, the paper said.
    The provincial action comes in the face of shaming criticism
    from the rest of North America over stockpiles of abandoned tires
    -some 28 million.
    "It's been the policy of our association that Ontario should
    have had something in place a long, long time ago," said David
    Lamb of the Rubber Association of Canada, which represents tire
    manufacturers. "There have been many proposals, but nothing has
    ever happened. Now, it's time."
    The new program - which would regulate haulers and recyclers
    -would also help control Ontario's unscrupulous "tire jockeys,"
    small pickup-truck operations that haul away many of the 12 million
    tires discarded annually.
    Only about 3.5 million are recycled, with the vast majority
    landfilled, dumped or placed in huge stockpiles, creating fire and
    environmental hazards.
    Canadians learned of the dangers in 1990 when 14 million tires
    at a Hagersville dump burned for 17 days, a fire that cost $10
    million. That sparked a cleanup in other jurisdictions.
    Industry officials say the mechanism for dealing with tires
    finally arrived with the creation this fall of Waste Diversion
    Ontario, created primarily to expand blue box household recycling.
    Its board will have the ability to set up other industry bodies,
    including one to deal with tires.
    The new tire policy has been in development for a year and is
    expected to be acted upon early year, although the ministry will
    not confirm a timeline.
    "All I can tell you is, the minister will request the board of
    directors of Waste Diversion Ontario to develop a program for used
    tires," said Vincent Sferrazza, supervisor of the ministry's
    non-hazardous waste diversion unit. (Hamilton Spectator)

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    NJ
    A business proposition.

    12 million tyres. How many condoms does that make when recycled.

    We could set up business on that one Brother.

    Raise funds for some decent gear for decent people all over the place.

    As a marketing idea I suggest we use the brand name "Good Year"

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    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Perhaps something catchy like "Fires-Done"? "Where the rubber meets the load..." (Sings old 60's advertising jingle..)

    I don't know if they'd sell as condoms....imagine the stink they would make when subjected to friction?!!

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    Oh yes, here we go again

    For years we had to pay a $5.00 per tire tax to cover the cost of disposing of tires safey. The tax was scrapped when it was discoved that of the $230 million that was raised through this tax, only $12 million ever went to actual tire recycling programs. Not sure where the rest of it went

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