The Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) – Canadian end-of-life tire management authority – has posted the final 2021 Registry fees for end-of-life tires and other recyclable materials.

These are fees that producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, Batteries Regulation and Information Technology, Telecommunications and Audio-Visual (ITT/AV) portion of the EEE Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) are required to pay to the Authority in 2021 to recover its operational costs, including costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.

2021 Registry Fee Schedule for tires, batteries and EEE is available here

The RPRA asserts that the 2021 Registry fees apply only to producers, consistent with the objectives of the RRCEA to hold producers individually accountable and financially responsible for the products and packaging they supply into the Ontario market. Producer responsibility organizations (PROs) and other service providers such as collectors, processors and haulers are not required to pay Registry fees.

The Authority’s 2021 Registry fees also continue to be based on a mixed variable and fixed model to ensure equity and fairness for small and medium-sized businesses and to support the objectives of the producer responsibility framework of the RRCEA:

The RPRA says that for end-of-life tires, the Authority has maintained the base 2021 Registry fees for large producers at the same level set in 2020 at 13.5 cents/tire. There was no material surplus or deficit in the program in 2020 to require an adjustment in the base fee in 2021. The de minimis threshold and $75 flat fee for small producers remains the same.

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