Tire and Rubber Association of Canada welcomes amended Ontario tire recycling regulation
In December 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 (TRAC) welcomes these amendments that will bring great benefit to Ontarians through the reduction of red tape for business and industry, creating a more efficient tire recycling system.
The new regulatory amendments refine requirements for tire 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 participate in tire recycling, expanding on-demand used tire collection services across the province, increasing the range of resource recovery activities so more used tires can be recycled, and more. The list of all the amendments can be found here, and the updated Tires Regulation here.
“We thank the government of Ontario and Minister Piccini for finalizing 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 tire producers while maintaining environmental protections. In Ontario, end-of-life tires 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 tire producers in support of efficient, effective, and environmentally sound tire recycling in this province.”
About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) is the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber product manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry. TRAC is committed to educating drivers regarding proper tire care, maintenance, and usage. A key advocacy goal in the cold-weather months is to raise awareness of safe winter driving as well as the safety and performance benefits of winter tires.