A collector is defined as an organization that removes tires from a vehicle, or collects used tires in Ontario. Under this definition, tire retailers, vehicle dealers, auto service centers, dismantlers, municipalities and private waste management companies can all be classified as collectors.
Collectors are the first point of used tire collection, and work directly with the consumer by providing free disposal of used tires when they can no longer be used on a vehicle.
Any collector who wants their tires picked up must register their business and collection sites with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA). Once registered, collectors are required to do the following:
Once a collector registers with RPRA, they can enroll with eTracks as a collection site. Enrolled collectors can use the “Find a Hauler” feature on our homepage to find an enrolled eTracks hauler to remove their used tires at no cost.
eTracks enrolled collectors are responsible for the following:
Our team works on behalf of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, to support a cleaner, waste free Ontario for everyone.
If an eTracks enrolled collector needs help in scheduling a tire pick-up; they have access to our online hauler search 24/7 and our dedicated support team, five days a week.
We provide all the training and resources you need as a collector, whether you want to understand the Tire Regulation, or need support in using our data management platform and submitting reports, we’re here for you.
A hauler is defined as a business that transports tires in Ontario to a site for processing, reuse, retreading, or disposal. Haulers play a valuable role in tire recycling and are the main link between collectors and processors. They ensure that used tires are removed from collection sites, and taken to the appropriate recycling facilities in a safe and secure manner.
Before a hauler can enroll with eTracks, they must register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and comply with the following:.
Once a hauler is registered with RPRA, they can enroll with eTracks. To ensure the continuous flow of tires across the tire recycling supply chain, we employ a network of about 90 hauling companies across the province. We work primarily through direct hauling contracts that determine the scope of work and competitive rates for hauling agreements. Enrolled haulers are provided training and access to our data management system, the Sustainable Recovery Platform (eSRP). Haulers use the eSRP mobile app to manage their daily pickups and deliveries across the tire supply chain.
eTracks enrolled haulers are responsible for the following:
A processor is defined as a business that receives, and processes used tires in Ontario for the purposes of resource recovery, or disposal.
Together, we work with processors to oversee the transportation of end-of-life tires to recycling and processing facilities. Once received, we measure the amount of tires that are processed into products likes crumb rubber, steel and fiber, which can then be sold for end-use as a Tire Derived Product (TDP).
Recycled tire material (Tire Derived Products) have a multitude of uses that can be applied in various capacities, referred to as end market use. The businesses that utilize recycled tires in new products are referred to as Recycled Product Manufacturers (RPMs), and they play an integral role in the circular economy.
What are some examples of materials and products that can be derived/made using recycled tires?
To work with eTracks, your organization must be a manufacturer of recycled rubber that uses tires from Ontario and has a manufacturing plant established in Ontario.