Should I Stay or Should I Go? Municipalities and the New Used Tire Program. 5/5 (1)

Used Tire

Helping Municipalities through the transition of the Used Tire Program to the responsibility of the Producer.

Under the Waste Free Ontario Act (WFOA), the New Used Tire Program is first of four programs being transitioned towards an individual producer responsibility model.

The Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) wound up its operations on December 31, 2018. Under the new tire regulation that came into effect on January 1, tire producers are required to meet mandatory collection and management targets. Collection refers to collecting used tires at their end of life. Management refers to reusing, retreading or turning tires into allowable processed materials. Producers have the option of setting up and managing their own collection and management systems or engaging the services of a
producer responsibility organization (PRO). Each producer is responsible for 85% collection target in weight of tires placed in market, as well as 85% Management target of tires collected each year. Registration remains open for new haulers and collectors only.

Cambium’s update bulletin outlines the changes from previous regulations and provides website links to the Resource Productive and Recovery Authority (RPRA) for guidance on tire collection requirements and drop off sites for residents for Municipalities that do not collect. Cambium’s waste management professionals stay current on changes to regulations and programs. Please give us a call if you have questions or need assistance with any of your municipal waste management needs.

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