On December 31, 2018, the Used Tires Program operated by Ontario Tire Stewardship ended, as directed by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Starting January 1, 2019, the recovery, recycling and reuse of used tires in Ontario was transitioned to the individual producer responsibility regulatory framework outlined in the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and the Tires Regulation.
The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is the regulator established by the Ontario government to enforce the new resource recovery requirements for tires and other designated materials. To learn more about RPRA, the new regulatory framework, and the wind up of the Used Tires Program and Ontario Tire Stewardship, visit www.rpra.ca.
As part of the wind-up process, on March 16, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice appointed Grant Thornton Limited liquidator of Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS).
The liquidator’s activities can be monitored on its case website. A copy of the court appointment order can also be found on the website. The liquidator can be contacted at 1-855-697-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.