Tire registrants are the suppliers, including manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers or retailers that sell or supply tires either in or into Alberta. This section provides registrants with up-to-date information related to the tire recycling program including general program information, forms, announcements and policy changes.

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Recycling Milestone

by Alberta Recycling | Jan 01, 2017
Keep up the good work Alberta!

Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone.  One hundred million tires have been recycled since the program’s inception in 1992.

“This achievement shows Albertans’ commitment to protecting the environment is stronger than ever,” said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks. “It means that in every community there is a determination to do the right thing. Through Alberta’s tire recycling program, valuable material is diverted from landfills and recycled, creating jobs and new products that come back full-circle into our communities.” 

Alberta has one of the first tire recycling programs in Canada. It is very successful, with approximately six million tires recycled annually.

“Albertans, municipalities, tire and vehicle retailers and the province’s recycling industry should be proud of this achievement and their contribution to eliminating tires from landfills and stockpiles. They have all played a key role in having those 100 million tires recycled into products such as sidewalk blocks, roofing tiles and playground surfaces,” said Bob Barss, Chairman of Alberta Recycling.

There are 350 collection sites across the province set up by urban and rural municipalities and First Nations and Metis Settlements that accept tires for recycling. Since 2000, Alberta Recycling’s municipal grant programs have provided over $12 million to communities.

The recycling of 100 million tires was celebrated in Lethbridge at the grand opening of the new playground at Gilbert Paterson Middle School which was attended by Minister Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West, and Lethbridge-East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick, as well as other local dignitaries.

Rubber crumb made from scrap tires was used for the playground surface, a decision that Rebecca Ash, President of the Gilbert Paterson Tiger Society, said was easy to make. “Our society is so happy with the playground design and the use of rubber crumb. We now have a fully accessible and safe place for not only our middle school students, but the entire community to enjoy.”

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An Interview with Alberta Recycling's Chair Bob Bars on the 100 Million Milestone.

For more information on Alberta's Tire Recycling Program

Regulations and bylaw

For copies of the regulations and bylaw governing the tire recycling program please visit Regulations and BylawsGeneral Program Information

From frequently asked questions to information about how Alberta Recycling and how the tire recycling program works, you'll find it here.

Eligible Products and Environmental Fees

PDF Icon Table of Fees for Tire Products 

Supplier Registration Application

 Tire Registration application package

Procedures and Policies

 Instruction for Remittance of Environmental Fees on Tire

 Registrant Classification & Reporting Obligations

 Waiver of Interest Guidelines

Tire Recycling Alberta Industry Council

This Council was established to provide industry insight and recommendations to the Board of Directors on key aspects of the tire recycling program. Learn more...

Point-of-Purchase materials

Alberta Recycling provides point of purchase materials including brochures and posters for tire registrants to give their customers should they have any questions about the environmental fees or the program. To review the material that is available and to place an order please open the following form.

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