Ontario Tire Recycling OEM Obligations

Effective January 1, 2019, the 2016 Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) will require producers to be individually responsible to ensure the process continues for the recovery of 75% by weight of the tires they introduce into the Ontario market and that 75% of those tires recovered, by weight, are recycled. This responsibility of recovery may be contracted to a third party of which two have been identified for evaluation by AEM members.

These requirements have been, and will continue to extend to other waste streams including:

  • Electronics and Electrical Equipment  - July 2020
  • Used Oils and Filters
  • Hazardous and Special Wastes
  • Lights
  • Printed Paper and Packaging

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Radio Interference Causing Equipment

In September 2020, regulators at the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released a new version of ICES-002, regulating “Vehicles, Boats and Other Devices Equipped with Internal Combustion Engines, Traction Batteries or Both.” This updated version expands the regulation’s scope to include generator sets. ICES-002, Issue 7, has a two-year transition period and will be in effect September 2022.

In October 2020, ISED released ICES-003, Issue 7, which focuses on “Interference-causing Equipment” applicable to “Information Technology Equipment” (components). This new issue has an effective date of October 15, 2021, after a one-year transition period.