Tire Producer Responsibility

Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) requires that the manufacturers of designated materials, like tires, are accountable for a percentage of the recovery and recycling of those materials.  IPR differs markedly from the “Tire Stewardship” model that operated in Ontario from 2009 – 2019.

Under the old model, obligated companies were required to pay stewardship fees to a government-mandated entity called Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), but OTS was accountable for tire recovery. The key difference between stewardship and IPR is that obligated are responsible for what they produce. If they fail to comply with the  legislation, they could face significant fines.

Yes, I want help meeting my ELT (End of Life Tires) producer obligations