A producer responsibility organization (PRO) is any person retained by a producer to:

  • arrange the establishment or operation of a tire collection or management system (i.e. processing, hauling or retreading)
  • establish or operate a tire collection or management system (i.e. processing, hauling or retreading)
  • prepare and submit reports.

Think of PROs as doing what Ontario Tire Stewardship did, but in competition with one another. Producers can choose the PRO they want to represent them, and the terms and conditions of each contract with a PRO may vary. Contact a PRO to learn about the services they offer.

Visit our FAQs page to learn more about PROs.

Signing up with a PRO

The following PROs are registered with the Authority. Click the PRO’s name in the green box for their contact information.

Beginning in 2020, you will need to report the following information:

  • total actual weight of processed materials
  • number and calculated weight of total tires used and collected in Ontario
  • number and calculated weight of total tires sent for reuse on a vehicle
  • number and calculated weight of total tires sent for reuse for a new purpose
  • number and calculated weight of total tires retreaded
  • actual weight of total processed tire materials, by material
  • date and location of collection events

There are two tire categories for reporting purposes:

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

Deadline: Tire performance reporting is due May 31 of each year.

Learn more about annual reporting requirements

Tire producers are required to ensure that at least 85% of the tires they collected, or were collected on their behalf, are recycled, retreaded or reused. As the PRO responsible for organizing the collection, recycling or retreading activities on behalf of a producer, you will be able to report on the extent to which the producer achieved that target.

Beginning in 2020, you will need to report the following information for each producer:

  • number and calculated weight of tires used and collected in Ontario
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent for reuse on a vehicle
  • number and calculated weight of tires sent for reuse for a new purpose
  • number and calculated weight of tires retreaded
  • actual weight of processed tire materials, by material type
  •  date and location of collection events held
  •  their tire collection system
  •  their tire management system

Deadline: Tire performance reporting is due May 31 of each year.

Note: as a PRO, you cannot report new tire supply data on behalf of your producers – they will have to log into their Registry account once a year to provide this information and pay the required Registry fee.

Learn more about annual reporting requirements