The Saskatchewan officials announced that $3 million will be allocated to carry out a clearance of over 6,500 tons of waste tires from a non-operational tire recycling facility, the Assiniboia Rubber Recycling, which was shut down around five years ago.

Saskatchewan Power Minister Dustin Duncan commented on the issue stating that the accumulations of scrap tires at the old facility posed danger to health and security of the community; thus, proper management of the site is required.

By teaming up with Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan, the government is attempting to tackle the problem and put efforts to clean-up the massive tire stockpiles.

According to Duncan, earlier the government was approached with proposals to find a company that would be responsible for the clearance of scrap tires.

Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan, launched in 2017, functions as a not-for-profit organization and it manages tire waste in the region. Currently, it functions under supervision of a new Ministry of Setting plan.

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