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Key milestone achieved in transition of tire recycling program

93% of tires reported to Ontario Tire Stewardship were reported to the Authority by August 31 registration deadline

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, working with the tire industry, achieved a key milestone in the transition of Ontario’s tire recycling program. Approximately 34 million tires representing 93% of tires reported to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) between 2014 and 2016 were reported to the Authority by the August 31 deadline.

“This is an important achievement in transitioning the Used Tires Program to individual producer responsibility under the new Tires Regulation,” said Patrick Moran, the Authority’s Registrar.

“The accounting of reportable tire units supplied to the Ontario market is essential for the Authority to ensure producers fulfill their regulatory responsibilities for the management and recycling of used tires after the Used Tires Program is wound up on December 31, 2018,” added Mr. Moran.

To date, the Authority has registered 500 tire producers, representing 93% of the expected 535 tire producers, based on a review of OTS data.

“The high level of registration and reporting is a result of the collaborative engagement between the Authority and the tire industry,” said Frank Denton, the Authority’s CEO. “I am pleased that the Authority’s intensive outreach to support producers, the new user-friendly Registry system and customer service provided by the Authority’s team of Registry Compliance Officers has delivered these outcomes.”

The Authority will continue to engage with tire producers to ensure full compliance with registration and reporting requirements.

The Authority is currently in the next phase of transition with the registration of approximately 6000 tire collectors, haulers, retreaders and processors, which began on September 4. The deadline for tire service providers to register with the Authority is October 31.

About the Authority

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is a regulatory body that is mandated by the Government of Ontario and is responsible for providing oversight, compliance and enforcement functions under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016. Learn more.

For more information, please contact Wilson Lee at (416) 640-6093 or wlee@rpra.ca.