Ontario Tire Stewardship300 The East Mall, Suite. 100
CA, M9B 6B7
- Phone: 1-888-687-2202
- Fax: 1-866-884-7372
- Website: www.RethinkTires.ca
Earlier this year, it was announced that Ontario Tire Stewardship's Used Tires Program had reached a significant milestone: the recycling of its 100 millionth tire since the program began in 2009. Alberta is the only other Canadian province to achieve this milestone.
Ontario Tire Stewardship's (OTS) Used Tires Program has reached an incredible milestone: the recycling its 100 millionth tire since the program opened in 2009. To put this astounding accomplishment into perspective, 100 million tires stacked on top of one another is the equivalent height of over 36,000 CN Towers. Before the implementation of the program many of these tires ended up in landfills across the province or accumulated into tire piles, which pose serious environmental and safety risks. Through the Used Tires Program 100 per cent of scrap tires generated in Ontario are recycled into high value, sustainable products - and importantly, no tires are burned, disposed of in landfills or are illegally dumped.
In September, Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) congratulated tire waste reduction company Tyromer on the opening of its new facility, Tyromer Waterloo. Tyromer Inc was established by the University of Waterloo, and with the help of Ontario Tire Stewardship and other public/private collaborations, has commercialized an innovative new process to enhance the up-cycling of recycled tire rubber.
Get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather by taking your old tires to your local participating tire collector taking part in the province-wide #TireTakeBack campaign to raise money in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, a Canadian charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), the not-for-profit organization that manages the Used Tires Program (UTP) in Ontario, has announced that effective May 1st, 2015, Passenger and Light Truck Tire Stewardship Fees will decrease from $5.43 per tire to $4.75 per tire and Medium Truck Tire Stewardship Fees will decrease from $14.65 to $12.95. Off-the-Road Tire Stewardship Fees will be maintained at their current levels for 2015.