MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Tire stewardship organizations in Ontario and Manitoba are making slight cuts to some of their recycling fees, according to the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada.
Effective May 1, tire stewardship fees on new passenger and light truck tires in Ontario will decrease to $4.75 from the previous $5.43, Ontario Tire Stewardship told TRAC.
Ontario stewardship fees for new medium truck tires will fall to $12.95 from $14.65.
This marks the third reduction since 2009 in recycling fees on passenger and light truck tires, TRAC said in the February issue of its e-Newsletter.
OTS calculated the new fees based on actual 2014 tire supply figures and Used Tire Program costs, as required under the Ontario Waste Diversion Act, according to TRAC. Fees on all other tires in Ontario will remain the same, it said.
Meanwhile, on April 1, Tire Stewardship Manitoba will lower recycling fees on new passenger, light truck, motorcycle, ATV and other small tires to $3.75 from $4, TRAC said.
With this action, Manitoba will have the lowest stewardship fees on small tires in Western Canada, according to TRAC. The fees on larger tires will remain unchanged in the province, it said.
“Reducing the eco-fee by 25 cents on new tires in these categories more accurately reflects province-wide collection and recycling costs,” said TSM Executive Director Brett Eckstein.