A person or business is considered a producer under the Tires Regulation if they:

  • are the brand holder of the tire and have residency in Ontario
  • import tires from outside of Ontario and sell them in Ontario
  • are the vehicle manufacturer and have residency in Ontario
  • import new vehicles into Ontario and sell them in Ontario

Under Ontario’s individual producer responsibility requirements, tire producers are directly responsible for meeting mandatory and enforceable targets for collecting and recycling used tires. 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 (i.e. collecting, hauling, retreading or processing). Producers are encouraged to sign up with a PRO as soon as possible. Learn more about PROs.

Producer obligations

Click below to learn more about your obligations as a producer.

Each year producers must submit three reports to the Authority:

1. Producers must report the number and weight of tires they supplied in Ontario or provided on vehicles they supplied in Ontario for the year that is two years before the date the report is due. In 2019, producers report on tires supplied in 2017. In 2020, they report on tires supplied in 2018, and so on.

Deadline: This report is due on or before May 31 of each year. The Authority will send an email letting you know that you can start reporting.

Learn more about supply data

2. Producers must report on their performance against their collection and resource recovery requirements in the previous year. In 2020, producers will report on their performance in 2019. In 2021, they report on their performance in 2020, and so on.

Deadline: Beginning in 2020, this report is due on or before May 31 of each year. The Authority will send an email letting you know that you can start reporting.

Learn more about collection and resource recovery targets

3. Producers must provide an audit report verifying the tire collection and management performance results in their May 31 report.

Deadline: Beginning in 2020, this report is due on or before October 31 of each year. The Authority will send an email letting you know that you can start reporting.

Learn more about the audit report

The Tires Regulation outlines three targets that producers must meet:

Accessibility

This target relates to a producer’s requirement to establish and operate tire collection sites. Learn more about the accessibility target.

Collection

This target relates to a producer’s requirement to collect a minimum weight of used tires in a calendar year. Learn more about the collection target.

Resource recovery

This target relates to a producer’s requirement to reuse, retread or turn used tires into processed materials. Learn more about the resource recovery target.

Most producers will work with a PRO to help them meet these targets. Learn more about PROs.

If you are a large producer who wants to manage your own collection network, contact us for more information.

Information for former OTS stewards

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, such as submitting 2018 supply reports.