Service

The role of service providers in tire recycling

A collector is defined as an organization that removes tires from a vehicle, or collects used tires in Ontario. Under this definition, tire retailers, vehicle dealers, auto service centers, dismantlers, municipalities and private waste management companies can all be classified as collectors.
Collectors are the first point of used tire collection, and work directly with the consumer by providing free disposal of used tires when they can no longer be used on a vehicle.

What are collectors required to do under the Tire Regulation?

Any collector who wants their tires picked up must register their business and collection sites with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA). Once registered, collectors are required to do the following:

  • Maintain records that can be accessed or examined in Ontario up to five years from the date of creation
  • Submit audits of the practices and procedures as required by producers to ensure producer compliance
  • Learn more about collector responsibilities from RPRA.

How do collectors work with eTracks?

Once a collector registers with RPRA, they can enroll with eTracks as a collection site. Enrolled collectors can use the “Find a Hauler” feature on our homepage to find an enrolled eTracks hauler to remove their used tires at no cost.

Collectors submit their tire pick-up information to eTracks every 90 days based on the used tires picked-up from their facility within that period.

eTracks enrolled collectors are responsible for the following:

  • Reporting on the types and quantity of tires they collect using eSRP data management system.
  • Accepting used tire drop-offs (for the types of used tires they agree to collect).
  • Storing tires in accordance with the Ministry of Environment and Fire Marshall Regulations, to ensure they are free of excess debris, ineligible material (mud/rocks) and excessive moisture (snow/ice) so they are secure and accessible for pick-up.
  • Contacting an enrolled eTracks hauler to pick-up their used tires.

Why collectors enroll with us

Our team works on behalf of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, to support a cleaner, waste free Ontario for everyone.
If an eTracks enrolled collector needs help in scheduling a tire pick-up; they have access to our online hauler search 24/7 and our dedicated support team, five days a week.
We provide all the training and resources you need as a collector, whether you want to understand the Tire Regulation, or need support in using our data management platform and submitting reports, we’re here for you.

A hauler is defined as a business that transports tires in Ontario to a site for processing, reuse, retreading, or disposal. Haulers play a valuable role in tire recycling and are the main link between collectors and processors. They ensure that used tires are removed from collection sites, and taken to the appropriate recycling facilities in a safe and secure manner.

What are haulers required to do under the Tire Regulation?

Before a hauler can enroll with eTracks, they must register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and comply with the following:.

  • Create and submit an annual report to RPRA.
  • Maintain records that can be accessed or examined in Ontario up to five years from the date of creation.
  • Submit audits of the practices and procedures as required by producers to ensure producer compliance.
  • Learn more about hauler responsibilities from RPRA.

How do haulers work with eTracks?

Once a hauler is registered with RPRA, they can enroll with eTracks. To ensure the continuous flow of tires across the tire recycling supply chain, we employ a network of about 90 hauling companies across the province. We work primarily through direct hauling contracts that determine the scope of work and competitive rates for hauling agreements. Enrolled haulers are provided training and access to our data management system, the Sustainable Recovery Platform (eSRP).  Haulers use the eSRP mobile app to manage their daily pickups and deliveries across the tire supply chain.

eTracks enrolled haulers are responsible for the following:

  • Picking up used tires from eTracks enrolled collectors.
  • Delivering used tires to eTracks enrolled processors.
  • Providing detailed information to eTracks through the use of our eSRP mobile and /or desktop app regarding tire pick-ups, inventory movements, delivery of used tires, etc.
  • Submitting invoices to ensure prompt payment.

Why haulers choose to enroll with us:

  • We service the largest tire manufacturers in the world, as the largest tire PRO in Ontario.
  • Your business and address are listed and searchable on our ‘Locate a Hauler’ search feature.
  • You receive ongoing access and support from our tire data management system, eSRP, allowing you to easily track your collection activities and invoice your services whenever its most convenient for you and your business.
  • We provide highly competitive hauler rates, and transportation incentives to support haulers during unusual circumstances (e.g. fluctuating gas prices, etc.).

A processor is defined as a business that receives, and processes used tires in Ontario for the purposes of resource recovery, or disposal.

What are processors required to do under the Tire Regulation?

  • Register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA).
  • Create and submit an annual report to RPRA.
  • Maintain records that can be accessed or examined in Ontario up to five years from the date of creation.
  • Submit audits of the practices and procedures as required by producers to ensure producer compliance.
  • Learn more about processor responsibilities from RPRA.

How do processors work with eTracks?

Together, we work with processors to oversee the transportation of end-of-life tires to recycling and processing facilities. Once received, we measure the amount of tires that are processed into products likes crumb rubber, steel and fiber, which can then be sold for end-use as a Tire Derived Product (TDP).

eTracks enrolled Processors are responsible for the following:

  • Accepting tires from all eTracks enrolled haulers, free of charge, based on the types of tires the processor is able to accept.
  • Providing proof of end-use for TDP’s sold, and demonstrate that the materials being used are aligned with the Tire Regulation.
  • Submitting and reporting on the delivery of tires within a 30-day window for the previous month.

Why Processors choose to work with eTracks:

  • We service the largest tire manufacturers in the world, as the largest tire PRO in Ontario.
  • We provide access and support for our tire data management system, eSRP, allowing processors to easily track their activities and invoice services whenever it’s best for your business.
  • We offer highly competitive processor incentives for Tire Derived Products (TDPs).

Recycled tire material has a multitude of uses that can be applied in various capacities, referred to as end market use. The businesses that utilize recycled tires in new products are referred to as Recycled Product Manufacturers (RPMs), and they play an integral role in the circular economy.

What are some examples of materials and products that can be derived/made using recycled tires?

  • Car and truck floor mats
  • Parking bumpers
  • Truck bed liners
  • Wheel chocks
  • Rollers
  • Traffic-related products
  • Mud flaps
  • Accessibility ramps
  • Paths and sidewalks
  • Artificial turf
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor surfacing
  • Pavers and tiles
  • Agricultural and livestock flooring and mats
  • Crumb rubber
  • Steel
  • Fibre
  • Rubber mulch
  • Loose-fill, or pour-in-place playgrounds
  • Tiled or rolled recreational flooring
  • Sports tracks, or synthetic turf fill
  • Rubberized pavement surfaces: asphalt, concrete and chip seal
  • Concrete reinforcement
  • Equestrian arena surfacing, stall mats, equestrian barn flooring
  • Unique homes and structures.

Work with us as an RPM

To work with eTracks, your organization must be a manufacturer of recycled rubber that uses tires from Ontario and has a manufacturing plant established in Ontario.

 

Some of our partners

FCR
Maserati
Trelleborg
Toyo Tires
JagLR
Chrysler
NISSAN
Volvo
subaru
Hino
LondonTire
MAZDA
Tire Rack
MAXAM
NTD
Kubota
Kuhmo
Hankook
Porsche
KIA
OkTire
JohnDeere
ThomasBuses
Zamboni
Mercedes-Benz
continental
Pirelli
Michelen
GoodYear
Bridgestone
Yokohama
Costco
BMW
CAMSO
Ford
CNH
Mitsubishi
Volkswagen
GM
Honda
Toyota
Hyundai