A person or business is considered a tire hauler, retreader or processor under the Tires Regulation if they perform any of the following activities:

Tire hauler– Transports tires in Ontario to a site for processing, reuse, retreading or disposal.

Tire retreader– Replaces the tread on worn tires so that they can continue to be used as tires.

Tire processor– Processes tires for resource recovery or disposal. Processing means you are transforming tires into their constituent parts, including by shredding, chipping, grinding, cutting or cryogenic crushing. You are also a tire processor if you engage in activities to chemically alter tires, such as depolymerization.

On this page you can learn more about your responsibilities as a hauler, retreader or processor.

Starting January 1, 2019, any person or business who hauls, retreads or processes tires must register with the Authority. Under Ontario’s individual producer responsibility requirements, tire producers are directly responsible for meeting mandatory and enforceable targets for collecting and recycling used tires.

Producers can only meet their targets with tires hauled, retreaded and processed by parties registered with the Authority. Most producers will work with a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to meet these requirements. A PRO is the program operator that contracts with tire producers, collectors, haulers, retreaders and processors to establish and operate a tire collection or management system. Learn more about PROs.

Obligations

Click below to learn more about your obligations as a hauler, retreader or processor.

Beginning in 2020, haulers will need to log into their Registry account once a year and report the following information:

  • number and calculated weight of tires delivered to a retreader
  • calculated weight of tires delivered to a processor
  • number and calculated weight of total tires picked up
  • number and calculated weight of tires picked up from outside Ontario
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent to be reused on a vehicle
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent for reuse for a new purpose

There are two tire categories for reporting purposes:

  • tires greater than 700 kg (large tires)
  • tires equal to or less than 700 kg

To meet your reporting deadlines and to report accurately, you should begin tracking this information now.

Deadline: The deadline for reporting this information will be May 31 of each year, beginning in 2020.

Learn more about annual reporting requirements

Beginning in 2020, retreaders will need to log into their Registry account once a year and report the following information:

  • number and calculated weight of tires retreaded
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent to a processor
  • actual weight of shavings, strips, buffings and trimmings sent to a processor and for disposal
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent to be reused on a vehicle
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent for reuse for a new purpose
  • number and actual weight of tires disposed, by disposal type (such as land disposal, incineration, used as fuel or fuel supplement or stockpiled)
  • actual weight of tires received from haulers, by hauler

There are two tire categories for reporting purposes:

  • tires greater than 700 kg (large tires)
  • tires equal to or less than 700 kg

To meet your reporting deadlines and to report accurately, you should begin tracking this information now.

Deadline: The deadline for reporting this information will be May 31 of each year, beginning in 2020.

Learn more about annual reporting requirements

Beginning in 2020, processors will need to log into their Registry account once a year and report the following information:

  • actual weight of tires received from haulers, by hauler
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent to be reused on a vehicle
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent for reuse for a new purpose
  • number and actual weight of tires disposed, by disposal type (such as land disposal, incineration, used as fuel or fuel supplement or stockpiled)
  • actual weight of processed materials, by material type
  • actual weight of processed materials that were disposed, by material type
  • list of products made by you as a processor and weight of processed materials used, by material type
  • list of products made by another person and weight of processed materials sent to that person, by material type

There are two tire categories for reporting purposes:

  • tires greater than 700 kg (large tires)
  • tires equal to or less than 700 kg.

To meet your reporting deadlines and to report accurately, you should begin tracking this information now.

Deadline: The deadline for reporting this information will be May 31 of each year, beginning in 2020.

Learn more about annual reporting requirements

Information for OTS participants

The Used Tires Program operated by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) ended on December 31, 2018. Below are helpful links that provide information on final obligations with OTS, including when to submit claims and final dates for tires to be eligible for incentives.