June 26th, 2015

Re: Amended Rules for Stewards effective July 1st, 2015
Dear Steward:
At its meeting on June 17th 2015 the Board of waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) approved the amended Rues for Stewards. The Rules will become effective July 1st 2015.
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) amended the Rules for Stewards (“Rules”) to streamline the reporting and remittance process for Stewards and enhance OTS’s ability to ensure a fair and level playing field for all Stewards of New Tires in Ontario.
The changes to the Rules are as follows:
  • Allow Stewards remitting <$10,000 annually to report and remit on a semi-annual schedule;
  • Clarify the process by which a Steward that has ceased to supply new tires as defined by the Rules may deregister from the Used Tires Program and demonstrate prior to deregistration that it has fully met its obligations under the Rules while a Steward;
  • In the event of materially deficient reporting by a Steward that causes OTS to incur unreasonable costs to complete the required audit of the Stewards reported supply and TSF remittances provide a means for OTS to recover these costs from the Steward.
The Final Amended Rules can be found on the OTS website at
Please do not hesitate to contact OTS with any questions regarding these revisions either by e-mail at or by phone at 1-888-687-2202. We look forward to working with you to continue to deliver the Ontario Used Tires Program successfully.

Andrew Horsman
Executive Director

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