Regulation - LGIC

Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016
Summary of Decision:
After considering the input received from stakeholders on the proposed Tires Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, the regulation was filed on April 9, 2018.

The ministry received comments on the proposed regulation through:

- the Environmental Registry notice
- in-person consultations on December 5 and 7, 2017
- webinar consultations on December 11 and 13, 2017

The comments were from a wide range of stakeholders, including:

- tire producers and vehicle manufacturers
- municipalities
- retailers
- industry associations
- environmental organizations
- waste management service providers

The comments received on the proposal were considered when developing the regulation.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The annual incremental administrative costs to businesses associated with this regulation are expected to decline by approximately $80,000 compared with the current Used Tires Program.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 1, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario is committed to preserving resources and recovering valuable materials from waste lost to disposal. In keeping with this objective, Ontario is winding up the existing Used Tires Program and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), the industry funding organization responsible for managing the program under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016. In its place, Ontario Regulation 225/18 under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, will put in place a new framework that makes individual tire producers responsible for the collection and end-of-life management of tires.

The regulation requires producers (such as tire brand holders and vehicle manufacturers resident in Ontario) to:

- meet resource recovery standards for the collection and management of tires, including a minimum amount of tires that must be collected based on sales and a minimum recovery rate of materials from the collected tires
- provide a free and convenient tire collection network that provides a minimum number of collection sites across Ontario
- educate consumers to increase public awareness and promote public participation in the resource recovery of tires
- register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
- keep records, submit reports to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority and conduct audits to increase transparency, measure performance and ensure compliance

Producers have the flexibility to contract with other companies, including non-resident companies, to provide services relating to their requirements under the regulation.

Others involved in resource recovery or waste reduction activities related to tires, including producer responsibility organizations, tire collectors, tire haulers, tire processors and tire retreaders, are also required to meet registration, record keeping and reporting requirements.

Businesses who supply tires (such as tire retailers) are required to meet promotion and education requirements and could be subject to auditing requirements, as set out in the regulation.
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Policy and Program Division
Resource Recovery Policy Branch
40 St Clair Avenue West Floor 8 Toronto ON M4V 1M2
Phone: (416) 212-7098
Effective Date:
April 9, 2018