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Montreal Garage Owners Worried About Growing Piles of Used Tires

Tire shops in Montreal’s west end neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce say slow pick-up of used tires is more than just an inconvenience, it is a fire risk.

While tire season is over at Gordons mechanic and tire shop in NDG, manager Rick Pavlopoulos told Global News that he still has his hands full because of the mountain of tires in the back of his garage. Most have been there since November, he said.

“They’re not picking up the tires,” he fumed. “Recyc-Québec is supposed to pick up all the used [ones] that are no longer good on vehicles.”

But he said tires often remain there for months.

“I’ve been calling every week, my colleague Jennifer has been calling every week,” he added. “Now we get to the point where we have almost 2,000 tires.”



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