April 15, 2013
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) has announced increased fees for off-road tires that take effect Apr. 1.

The Ontario used tires program is funded by a fee collected by OTS from tire manufacturers and first importers of new tires in Ontario. The fee covers the costs of managing used tires to prevent them from ending up in landfills or being burned. It also pays for the cost to disposal of used tires.

A list of the type of tires and new fees can be found at http://bit.ly/Zr8GLP.  

Andrew Horsman, executive director of OTS, says that the current fees being charged were not covering the real cost of recycling tires in Ontario. He says a lot of work went into determining the real costs and the fees were determined accordingly.

The fees divided the cost of recycling by the number of tires being recycled. The calculation is based on the weight of the tire when it’s recycled.

When purchasing new tires the Tire Stewardship Fee is itemized on the invoice or receipt.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/YhsOEH, or contact info@RethinkTires.ca, or 1-888-687-2202.