Tire Recycling

Res #: 6-21A
Number: 6
Year: 2021
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS there are costs and restrictions for tire recycling resulting in limited resources for recycling.  Due to Ministry of Environment regulations, we are unable to collect and/or burn tires; and

WHEREAS when selling new tires tire retailers are required by legislation to collect a tire recycling fee from the customer and the Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan (TSS) collects those fees and provides tire collection services to the retailers; and

WHEREAS not all tire retailers offer or promote to the customer that they will take back their old tires to be recycled at no charge; and

WHEREAS the TSS offers a Return to Retailer Program to allow Saskatchewan residents to drop off old tires free of charge at a select list of tire retailers.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to work with Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan to promote the existing Return to Retailer Program, ensure all tire retailers promote it to their customers and increase the number of free collection sites in Saskatchewan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM apply to the Ministry of Environment to change their restrictions on collection of tires at the municipal levels to allow for disposal as needed.