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 was submitted to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) on November 30th, 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.
Updates, relevant documents and consultation announcements will be posted on a regular basis. Check back frequently.
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.