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Registration Opens for Tire Producers on July 3

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority will open its Registry to tire producers on July 3, 2018 to accommodate producers meeting the August 31, 2018 registration and reporting deadline in the Tires Regulation. Producer responsibility organizations (PROs) will also be able to register at that time.

 As part of the initial registration process, producers will be required to:

  • Provide contact and other business information
  • Submit tires supply data for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, which will be used to calculate collection targets for 2019
  • Pay the required Registry fee

By November 15, 2018 producers must report:

  • the collection sites in their collection system
  • the tire haulers, retreaders and processors in their tire collection or management system

After registering with the Authority, tire producers can identify one or more PROs retained to carry out producer responsibilities relating to tires. PROs are required to register and pay the required Registry fee within 30 days of being retained by a producer.

For more information about the new tires requirements, read our Frequently Asked Questions and visit rpra.ca/registry.

Transition to Individual Producer Responsibility for Tires

Starting January 1, 2019, the current Used Tires Program operated by Ontario Tire Stewardship will be replaced by a new individual producer responsibility framework for tires overseen by the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority.

Stewards in the current program who meet the definition of a tire producer under the new Tires Regulation will be required to register with the Authority, report tire collection and management information, and meet mandatory collection and management targets.

Under the regulation, producers can choose how best to meet their regulated requirements. Producers can choose to arrange their own tire collection and management systems directly or retain a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to manage these systems on their behalf.

Wind Up of the Current Used Tires Program

Ontario Tire Stewardship will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the current Used Tires Program until December 31, 2018. Please contact them at info@rethinktires.ca for any operational questions about the current program.

Visit Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Steward Wind Up Information page to learn more about the transition including:

  • Key dates
  • Steward Fee reconciliations, negative adjustments and final distributions
  • Business data
  • Historical reporting
  • Treadmarks

The Authority will continue to work collaboratively with Ontario Tire Stewardship to ensure that the collection and recycling of tires will continue without disruption during the transition.