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ISSUE 26 | SEPTEMBER 2013 OARA Tire Take Back Event - Another Success!
The final tire collection and donation numbers are in from this year’s fourth annual OARA Tire Take Back event, and we’re thrilled to announce that Ontarians dropped off 58,371 tires, raising more than $175,000 for the Sunshine Foundation! Sonshine Auto Parts in Cumberland won this year’s OTS Community Prize of $15,000 worth of sustainable recycled tire products to be used towards creating a sustainable and safe walkway at the Aquaview Community Centre skating rink in Orleans, Ottawa. 
 
This year OTS and OARA partners got to see the impact of this program first hand. To learn how we helped make dreams come true, click here.

Executive Director's MessageOn June 6th the Ontario Government introduced the Waste Reduction Act (WRA), which if passed, would result in significant changes to the waste diversion policy framework in the province. The Act would make individual companies (called "Producers" in the Act) responsible for figuring out how to meet diversion targets set by the Government. Producers would be free to choose to go it alone, working directly with service providers to collect, transport and recycle their designated products, or to join a group of other Producers in an entity called an "Intermediary".
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Inside Track
Q&A: Waste Reduction Act and UTP Incentive ChangesRead our answers to the following common questions:

Q: What is the proposed Waste Reduction Act?

Q: What is the potential impact on OTS?

Q: What are the proposed incentive changes to the Used Tires Program?

Q: There has been no mention of the incentive rate changes from the government in Bill 91, therefore who is driving these recently proposed changes?
Dates and Deadlines
Stewards:September 30: remittance deadline for the Aug 1-31 period
October 31: remittance deadline for the Sept 1-30 period
November 30: remittance deadline for the Oct 1-31 period

Collectors: September 30: reporting deadline for the Apr 1-Jun 31 2013 period

Haulers, Processors, RPM’s: September 30: reporting deadline for the July 1-31 period
October 31: reporting deadline for the Aug 1-31 period
November 30: reporting deadline for the Sept 1-30 period

Estimated Deliveries to Ontario Processors (kg)
The OTS Report
Market Watch

Waste Diversion: A SnapshotAccording to a new Statistics Canada report, the waste management sector continues to be big business, employing some 32,000 Canadians in the sector. 
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VIEWPOINTS

RethinkTires Roadtrip: Promoting the Win-Win of Tire RecyclingThis summer, OTS headed on a roadtrip―a RethinkTires Roadtrip! From the Collingwood Elvis Festival, to the Fergus Scottish Festival, to Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Burlington, our team stopped by 40 exciting tour locations to educate Ontarians about OTS’ Used Tires Program and showcase the products that can be made from recycled tire rubber.

So what’s it like for our team who are on the road? Find out what makes OTS special with future drivers! 
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STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION

CAA RecycleDrive - It's Back!CAA SCO and OTS have teamed up once again for the third annual RecycleDrive which takes place October 15-31, 2013.
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