A person or business is considered a tire collector under the Tires Regulation 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:
- are a municipality or Crown site
- are a fleet operator
- collect tires and retread or process them at the same site (They would register as a retreader or processor)
On this page you can learn more about your responsibilities as a collector and how to find producers or PROs to join a collection network.
Getting your tires picked up
Starting January 1, 2019, any collector who wants their tires picked up must register their business and collection sites 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 collected from collectors registered with RPRA, or from municipal or Crown sites. Learn more about getting your tires picked up.
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 and collectors to establish and operate a tire collection or management system (i.e. hauling, processing or retreading). Learn more about PROs.
Click below to learn more about your obligations as a collector.
Have questions about registration? View the resources below.
Beginning in 2020, collectors will need to log into their Registry account once a year and report the following information:
- number of tires collected 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
- number of times you received more than 10 tires from the same person in a day
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.
Claiming 2018 collection allowances
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.