On December 9, 2022, the Government of Ontario filed amendments to the Tires Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016
Tire and Rubber Association of Canada welcomes these amendments that will bring great benefit to Ontarians through the reduction of red tape for business and industry, creating a more efficient tyre recycling system.
The new regulatory amendments refine requirements for tyre recycling promotion and education, supply data reporting, and management performance audits for the industry. Other changes include updating the producer responsibility hierarchy to require more businesses to participate in tyre recycling, expanding on-demand used tyre collection services across the province, increasing the range of resource recovery activities so more used tyres can be recycled, and more. “We thank the government of Ontario and Minister Piccini for finalising these amendments,” says Carol Hochu, President and CEO of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. “The new regulation reduces burden, administration, inequity, and cost for tyre producers while maintaining environmental protections. In Ontario, end-of-life tyres are managed responsibly with some of the highest landfill diversion and resource recovery rates in Canada and beyond. We appreciate the government’s efforts to reduce red tape for tyre producers in support of efficient, effective, and environmentally sound tyre recycling in this province.”