The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) has been selected as a grant recipient by a B.C. consumer-based recycling program for using recycled rubber flooring.

The Tire Stewardship of B.C. (TSBC) awarded $4,607 to WASP for using B.C. recycled crumb rubber - tire rubber with the steel and fibre removed - as flooring in the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre, WASP’s new facility located on Whistler Mountain. The organization not only diverts used tires from landfills but gives money back to community organizations that actually reuse the recycled tires.

“In that the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre is a fully accessible facility, we looked for a product that had durability both for individuals who would be wheeling on it as well as for ski boots,” said Chelsey Walker, WASP’s executive director, of the flooring.

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