Used Tire Program Terminated on December 31, 2018

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 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 the new regulatory framework, the wind up of the Used Tires Program and Ontario Tire Stewardship, and the Authority, visit


Grant Thornton Appointed Ontario Tire Stewardship Liquidator

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


Minister’s Direction on Surplus Funds

On April 21, 2020, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued a direction letter to OTS requiring surplus funds of the Used Tires Program be returned to stewards following the wind up of OTS. OTS must amend its wind-up plan to address the Minister’s direction on surplus funds and submit it to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority for approval. For the direction letter and more information, visit Grant Thornton’s case website.