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Ontario Tire Recycling to include OTR tires


April 14, 2009
By Andy Bateman

April 13, 2009 – Ontario’s new tire recycling program “includes the recycling of large industrial and off-road tires, which are currently not collected or recycled.”

April 13, 2009 – Ontario’s new tire recycling program “includes the recycling of large industrial and off-road tires, which are currently not collected or recycled.”

The McGuinty Government has approved a new, industry-funded program to
deal with the more than 12 million used tires generated each year in
Ontario.  The Used Tire Program Plan will implement a managed scrap
tire solution for On-road and Off-Road tires supplied into the Ontario
market, diverting these tires away from burning and landfilling.

In the Used Tires Program Plan Prepared for Waste Diversion Ontario, the list of tires defined as Off The Road includes certain sizes found on construction equipment:-

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• Small Off The Road Tires – Sizes 1300R24 to 23.5R25 Rim Size
• Medium Off The Road Tires – Above 23.5R25 to 33 inch Rim Size
• Large Off The Road Tires – Above 33 inch to and including 39 inch Rim Size
• Giant Off The Road Tires –  Over 39 inch Rim Size

The plan estimates that current annual generation totals some 1.29
million OTR tires weighing over 80,000 tonnes. The program’s goal is to
recycle 50% of annual generation by year 5 of the program, resulting in
over 40,000 tonnes of OTR tires reused and recycled into tire derived
products (TDPs) such as under-the-hood automotive products, flooring,
sports fields, play ground surfaces and construction-related equipment and materials.

Manufacturers, brand owners and importers will pay an estimated $74
million in the first year to run the program. They will pay Ontario
Tire Stewardship a fee based on each tire they put into the market. The
fee is currently set at $5.84 for a passenger vehicle tire. Fees vary
for larger tires. Fees to pay for the recycling program will be
collected by Ontario Tire Stewardship from brand owners, importers and
vehicle manufacturers. No fees go to the government.