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Registration requirements for Tires

Passenger and light truck, medium truck and off-the-road tires are the first materials to be designated under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). The Tires Regulation under the RRCEA establishes mandatory and enforceable tire collection and management targets for producers and  gives producers flexibility to meet their targets by either making their own arrangements for collecting and managing tires or by contracting a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) to work on their behalf.

The Authority will be responsible for the oversight, compliance and enforcement of the new regulatory requirements for tires. Tire producers and service providers (including collectors, haulers, processors and re-treaders) will be required to register with and report data through the Registry. The Tires Regulation incorporates the following documents by reference:

Tire Producers and Producer Responsibility Organizations

Tire producers will be able to register beginning July 3, 2018 to meet the August 31, 2018 deadline in the Tires Regulation. Producer responsibility organizations (PROs) will also be able to register at this time.

As part of the initial registration process producers will be required to:

  • Provide contact and other business information
  • Submit supply data for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, which will be used to calculate collection targets for 2019
  • Pay the required Registry fee

By November 15, 2018 producers must report:

  • the collection sites in their collection system
  • the tire haulers, retreaders and processors in their tire collection or management system

After registering with the Authority, tire producers can identify the PRO they will be working with. PROs are required to register and pay the required registry fee within 30 days of being retained by a producer.

Tire Service Providers

Tire collectors, haulers, retreaders and processors will be able to register beginning September 4 to meet the October 31, 2018 registration deadline under the Tires Regulation.

At the time of registration, service providers will be required to:

  • Provide contact and other business information
  • Identify the tire types they collect, transport, retread or process
  • Collectors will have to identify their collection sites
  • Retreaders will have to identify their retreading sites
  • Processors will have to identify their processing sites

Service providers will not pay registry fees in 2018.

For more information about the requirements for tire producers and service providers, visit our Tires page

Why is the Authority setting up a Registry?

The Government of Ontario has identified the need to establish an online Registry to support the individual producer responsibility framework and the shift from a linear to a circular economy. The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) requires the Registrar to “establish, maintain and operate the Registry." The Registry will collect data from producers and other regulated parties such as service producers as required by regulation.  It will also provide a platform for the Authority to report aggregated data on performance to the public, businesses and other stakeholders.

The Authority is required to make public on the Registry its business plan, annual report, by-laws, the auditor’s report on its financial statements, and the operating agreement between the Ministry and the Authority. Click here to review these documents. The Authority is also required to post final fees, which will be posted here when they are available. The Registrar is required to post any orders issued and related compliance information.