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Executive Director's Message

December used to be a time when things got slow. You could kibbutz a bit longer over a coffee with colleagues in the office or slip out early to do some gift-shopping. Nowadays – save for a holiday dinner or office potluck we might squeeze in – we rush around all through the holidays. During these hectic times, we would all do well to reflect on the things that are truly important.

Without a doubt, we have accomplished much together in the past year. Of course, we’ve hit bumps regarding policies and procedures, claims and audits, but when we step back from the day-to-day shuffle, what is profoundly clear, is the value of the relationships we have formed.  Read More


Outdated Community Spaces in Ontario Need Sustainable Revitalization

A recent survey by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) shows that Ontarians think our communities could benefit from sustainable revitalizations. Click here for infographic.
Infographic: Outdated Community Spaces in Ontario Need Sustainable Revitalization

Zero to Sixty

December 2012
December 31, 2012: Closing date for Stewards to submit November 2012 TSF Remittance Reports and payment.
December 31, 2012: Closing date for Collectors to submit Claims for the July – Sept. 2012 period.
December 31, 2012: Closing date for Haulers to submit Claims for the October 2012 period.
December 31, 2012: Closing date for Processors to submit Claims for the October 2012 period.
December 31, 2012: Closing date for RPMs to submit Claims for the October 2012 period.
The OTS Reports
2012 Toronto Community Environment Days

In September, The City of Toronto wrapped up its 21st year of Community Environment Days. These popular events give community members the opportunity to drop off reusable, recyclable or hazardous items that are not accepted in the City curbside pick-up program. Here are the amazing results from 2012, which represent 42 events and 25,916 participants: Read More

Ontario Tire Stewardship has a new home:
300 The East Mall,
Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 6B7

Note: The OTS staff direct phone numbers have changed, however individual email addresses and the following will remain the same.

OTS Call Centre Tel: 1-888-687-2202

OTS Fax: 1-866-884-7372



Call us at 1888-687-2202 (1-888-OTS-2202) or visit us at

Eco-Flex Joins RPM Ranks in Ontario

Alberta-based recycled tire product manufacturer, Eco-Flex, has opened its doors in Ontario. To date, the company has helped turn more than 50 million recycled passenger car tires into rubber products and it sees Ontario as a new opportunity for impact and growth. Read More

OTS Highlights of 2012

2012 was a very busy and exciting year for OTS and we were involved in lots of activities and initiatives. From educating Ontarians on the Used Tires Program to promoting the use of tire-derived products (and even winning awards along the way), here are some highlights from the year:

1) OTS Student Design Challenge winners see their dream come true. Check out the video here
2) Think, Build and Grow Green: Ontario Tire Stewardship Funding Opportunity
3) 139,098 tires collected $357,960 raised during tire recycling events


Evergreen Takes Community Greening Programs One Step Further

Evergreen Brick Works recognizes that for positive social or environmental change to happen in our communities, we need to look at the bigger picture. By drawing on the expertise of national and global industry leaders while implementing “solutions” on a community level, the Evergreen’s City Works program explores an approach to urban sustainability that is progressive and unique. Read More

OTS and the YMCA of Greater Toronto are hosting Landscape Architecture and Design students from across the province in a “Design Jam” in January to determine which students will have their design concept come to life at the YMCA Central location in downtown Toronto. Competitors will be tested on their ability to incorporate tire-derived products into creative, original and innovative design concepts. Visit for more info.

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