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Ontario Tire Stewardship has inspired communities across Ontario to rethink the way we see and use old tires. We are proud of our work, and the work done by our network of Ontario Stewards, Collectors, Haulers, Processors and innovative Recycled Product Manufacturers to ensure a more sustainable future. Together, we have raised awareness, changed perceptions and helped establish a multi-million-dollar industry, creating hundreds of new jobs in Ontario while diverting nearly 120 million tires from landfills.

Since September 2009, instead of burning tires or sending them to landfills, their component materials have been reused and recycled into innovative products. These materials have had a profound effect on the architecture, construction, landscaping and property management industries.

The groundwork we’ve laid and the innovation we’ve inspired will help ensure a thriving tire recycling industry in Ontario for years to come.


OTS Quick Facts

  • The Used Tires Program has recycled over 119 million tires
  • Over 1 million tires in stockpiles have been cleaned up
  • 12 million tires recycled annually
  • Over 500 thousand tires collected through OARA Tire Take Back collection events, resulting in over $1 million in donations to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada
  • 95% of scrap tires collected in Ontario are recycled into sustainable products
  • OTS has supported 90 community revitalization projects
  • $1.5 million in grants awarded to Ontario communities to foster sustainable projects using eco-friendly products made from recycled tires
  • $100 million in new investments in research and development and hundreds of new jobs generated in the province
  • $2.47 million in consumer rebate funding to encourage the use of recycled rubber products


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