What We’ve Accomplished


Launched in 2009, our first year saw OTS far exceed the goals set out in the Used Tires Program, recycling more than 125,000 tonnes of tires – 95% of all on-road tires scrapped at that time – setting a new standard for recycling in Canada.

In that same year, the program represented a $23 million investment in the Ontario tire recycling industry, stimulating economic growth, helping to increase capacity and developing new markets for products made from recycled rubber.

In 2013, OTS reached a significant landmark when we recycled  50,000,000 tires far ahead of schedule.

And today, thanks to our ongoing efforts and the support of Ontario residents and businesses, OTS has recycled more than 100 million tires in Ontario, all the while fostering innovation and business within the scrap tire industry, reducing environmental impact and creating green jobs in the province.

Since the inception of the program in 2009, OTS has surpassed several important milestones. OTS has:

  • Cleaned up more than 1.5 million tires from piles and properties across the province.
  • Stimulated over $100 million of new investments and hundreds of new jobs in the province.
  • Ensured that no Ontario tires are burned or sent to landfills.
  • Injected over $2 million into research and development to develop sustainable next-generation products containing recycled tire rubber.


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