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.


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

Haulers, retreaders and processors will need to report to the Authority starting in 2020. More details on these reporting requirements will be published at a later date.

Information for OTS participants

The Used Tires Program operated by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) ends 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.