Used Tires Program Wind Up

In November 2016, the Government of Ontario passed the Waste Free Ontario Act (WFOA, Bill 151) which began the process of reshaping the waste diversion policy framework in Ontario by repealing the Waste Diversion Act and setting the stage to transition existing stewardship plans to an Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) model under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA).

On February 17th, 2017 the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) issued direction to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) to develop a wind up plan for the Used Tires Program (UTP). This plan is to be submitted to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) by October 31st, 2017. The RPRA is expected to approve the plan no later than March 31st, 2018, with the UTP to be fully wound-up on December 31st, 2018.

OTS is working on developing the wind up plan as directed by the MoECC and is consulting with stakeholders throughout the process. Updates, relevant documents and consultation announcements will be posted here on a regular basis. Check back frequently for news.

OTS Wind Up & Transition – Direction Letters From The Minister

In keeping with our commitment to provide updates and details to Program Participants and affected stakeholders related to the wind up and transition of OTS and the Used Tires Program, we would like to share copies of Environment Minister Glen Murray’s direction to OTS related to the wind up of the Used Tires Program.

OTS is committed to ensuring a seamless wind up and transition of the Used Tires Program. We will continue to provide you with updates as details become available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 1-888-687-2202.

OTS Wind Up & Transition – Consultation Sessions

September 25th & 26th, 2017

June 19th, 2017

* Many aspects of this document are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements and scenarios are based on certain assumptions and reflect our organization’s current expectations. As a result, forward-looking statements and scenarios are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There is no assurance that the events described in any forward-looking scenarios or statements will materialize.


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