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 was submitted to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) on November 30th, 2017.

On April 11, 2018, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) approved Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan, with the Used Tires Program 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.



OTS Windup & 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.

On April 2nd, 2019 OTS was directed by Environment Minister Rod Philips to amend the approved Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan and revise the approach to managing Program surplus funds.  Below are the Minister’s Direction Letter and OTS’s response.

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.