Tires are the first material to move to individual producer responsibility (IPR). This means that tire producers are directly responsible and accountable for meeting mandatory collection and recycling targets for used tires. The Authority enforces the Tires Regulation, which states who needs to register, the requirements for registration, and the collection and resource recovery targets for used tires.
Municipalities that collect used tires are not required to register with the Authority as a collector or submit reports, and there is no requirement for a municipality to establish a tire collection site. Below you will find information and guidance for municipalities that need to have their tires picked up or that operate collection sites.
If a municipality operates a collection site, they will need to make sure their sites are included in the collection systems established by tire producers or producer responsibility organizations (PROs). Since most producers will work with PROs to establish their collection systems, municipalities should contact a registered PRO.
Municipalities that choose not to operate a tire collection site can direct residents to a registered collection site. Find a collection site.
If municipalities take the tires to a registered collection site, this does not mean they become a hauler. A municipality will only need to register as a hauler if they are hauling tires to a site for processing, reuse, retreading or disposal.
Municipalities are not required to operate a collection site. If a municipality chooses to operate a collection site, the collection site must accept, at a minimum:
- Passenger and light truck tires
- Up to 10 passenger and light truck tires per day from any person
- Tires with rims
The site must also be operated and accept tires during normal business hours. To learn more, read the Compliance Bulletin- Municipal Tire Collection Sites.