ISSUE 35 | WINTER 2015
OTS Supports Ten Communities Through Community Renewal Fund
Communities across Ontario will be getting a recycled revamp as the Community Renewal Fund (CRF), offered by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), will be awarding 10 projects in communities across Ontario up to $50,000 toward building or renewing spaces using sustainable materials made with recycled Ontario tire rubber. Read More

Our organization has achieved a lot of significant milestones in 2015. And central to each of these initiatives – and there were many – was continuing to educate and drive awareness of our highly successful Used Tires Program. As we approach the 85million tires recycled mark, we note that not only are we diverting tires from landfill but we’re also seeing the rise of a new industry – one that uses innovation to create environmentally friendly products. As an industry we are moving in the right direction.  Read More

Shipped Into New Shape: Recycled Tires Making A Positive Transformation

Ziya Tong, host of Daily Planet and OTS Ambassador, talks about giving old tires a new life with a lifestyle makeover. Watch Now
Inside Track
Read our answers to the following common questions:Q: Does the Tire Stewardship fee apply to warranty replacement tires or if a defective tire is being replaced?

Q: I am a Collector and I submitted a claim over 35 days ago and I haven't received payment.  Why?

Q: If OTS requests additional information regarding my claim, am I obligated to provide it?

Dates and Deadlines
Reporting Data Period          Payment & Reporting Deadline
Jan. 1-31, 2016                                     Feb. 29, 2016
Feb. 1-29, 2016                                     Mar. 31, 2016
Mar. 1-31, 2016                                     Apr. 30, 2016

Reporting Claim Period     Reporting Start    Reporting Deadline
Oct. 1- Dec 31, 2015          Jan. 1, 2016             Mar.31, 2016 

Reporting Claim Period                Reporting Deadline
Jan. 1-31, 2016                                     Feb. 29, 2016
Feb. 1-29, 2016                                     Mar. 31, 2016
Mar. 1-31, 2016                                     Apr. 30, 2016

Processors & RPMs:
Reporting Claim Period                 Reporting Deadline
Jan. 1-31, 2016                                     Mar. 31, 2016
Feb. 1-29, 2016                                     Apr. 30, 2016
Mar. 1-31, 2016                                     May 31, 2016
Estimated Deliveries to Ontario Processors (kg)
Market Watch

Winter Tire Blitz: Ontario Sees Uptick in Winter Tire ShipmentsTire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) has released its first Winter Tire Report, showing that more and more drivers are recognizing the importance of winter tires during Canadian winters. In Ontario alone, dealers have increased their shipments by 25% in anticipation of the winter tire blitz. Demand is due to increased consumer awareness and the recent introduction of mandatory Ontario-wide insurance discount programs.  

Find the full report here or learn more by visiting


CAA SCO RecycleDrive: Driving Recycling Success Across Ontario

Since 2010, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and OTS have proudly partnered on the annual RecycleDrive campaign.Through education and awareness, CAA SCO encourages motorists to find ways to make small changes to their driving habits that result in big, positive impacts on the environment. The campaign also provides an opportunity for Ontarians to recycle their used batteries, oil and tires in a responsible manner, for free.
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