A person or business is considered a producer if they:

  • are the brand holder of the tire and have residency in Ontario
  • import tires from outside of Ontario and sell them in Ontario
  • are the vehicle manufacturer and have residency in Ontario
  • import new vehicles into Ontario and sell them in Ontario

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A person or business is considered a collector if they operate:

  • a site where used tires are collected and picked up for recycling or disposal
  • an auto salvage or recycling site

A person or business is not a tire collector if they operate a tire collection site and they:

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  • You are a tire hauler if you transport tires in Ontario to a site for processing, reuse, retreading or disposal.
  • You are a tire retreader if you replace the tread on worn tires so that they can continue to be used as tires.
  • You are a tire processor if you receive and process tires for resource recovery or disposal.

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Municipalities do not need to register with the Authority. Find answers to your questions about operating a collection site and getting your tires picked up.

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