The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) – Canadian end-of-life tire management authority – has recently posted the 2022 Annual Report.

In 2022 RPRA focused on scaling up its producer responsibility programs, developing registry portals, and launching new compliance and digital reporting programs, all of which are central to RPRA’s mandate.

2022 was the fourth year of operations for the Tires Program under Ontario’s producer responsibility regulatory framework outlined in the Tires Regulation. There were over 485 tire producers registered with RPRA at the end of 2022. As of December 31, 2022, RPRA had identified 128 potential free riders to be brought into compliance with the Tires Regulation.

Throughout 2022, RPRA’s compliance and registry team engaged with tire producer responsibility organizations (PROs) and the producers they represent to ensure their collection and management obligations were being met. The compliance and registry team identified shortfalls in the shared public collection system and required each PRO to submit a compliant system on behalf of the producers they represent.

The five PROs submitted four separate collection systems, which were determined to be noncompliant with the regulatory requirements. RPRA issued compliance orders in spring 2023 to compel immediate action to address the non-compliance. Compliance orders are posted to RPRA’s website.

At the end of 2022, 78% of registered tire producers had reported their supply data, representing 81% of tires reported in 2021. Additional information about 2022 supply reports and 2021 performance reports for the Tires Program can be found on the Public Reporting section of RPRA’s website.

Learn about RPRA’s work in 2022, key activities, milestones, financial performance, and ongoing work developing and operating registry services here to support Ontario’s transition to a circular economy.