The Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSS) is the approved program operator for scrap tire management and recycling activities in Saskatchewan.
The TSS is a non-profit corporation that was established in June 2017 by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and the Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) to serve as the scrap tire recycling program operator in Saskatchewan. The TSS has been operating the program in the province on a status quo basis since September 1, 2017 as a part of a transition period. The Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) was the previous program operator.
The TSS is led by an industry-focused Board of Directors, who receives input and advice from an Advisory Committee and from Industry Working Groups. The TSS Board members are:
- Colin Fraser, Chair – Owner/Operator OK Tire, Prince Albert (RCC Rep)
- Ray Geleta, Vice-Chair – Executive Director, WCTD
- Len Ritchot – General Manager, Market Tire
- Richard (Porky) Porter – Independent Member-at-Large
We are also pleased to announce that our new Executive Director, Brad Colin, will be starting with the TSS on December 11, 2017. Please click here to see a memo from the Board Chair on this exciting news.
On October 19, 2017, the Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan Inc. received approval to operate the scrap tire recycling program in the province for the next three years, effective January 1, 2018, based on our submitted Product Stewardship Program (PSP). The PSP and its approval by the Minister is a requirement under The Scrap Tire Management Regulations and associated PSP Guidelines.
To review our PSP for 2018 – 2020, please click here. Our PSP sets the direction for the scrap tire stewardship program in Saskatchewan for the next three years. Our focus is on continuous improvements to the program and its administration over this time period. The PSP highlights key changes and opportunities that the TSS looks forward to implementing in the years ahead. Our vision as a program operator is to be the best tire recycling program in Canada.
For further information on our PSP approval and the path forward, please review this Memo from the TSS Board Chair.
Government of Saskatchewan regulations mandate tire retailers in the province to collect and remit tire recycling fees in accordance with the approved Product Stewardship Program and the Scrap Tire Management Regulations. Based on our program approval, the TSS is responsible for collecting these remitted tire recycling fees from retailers and then providing retailers with effective scrap tire collection services.
Please find below valuable program information and forms for retailers. If you cannot find what you need, please contact us and we would be happy to help you out.
Letter to Retailers (Please Note: The updated remittance form as referenced in this letter will be posted on the TSS website on January 2, 2018)
The TSS currently has four contracted service providers in Saskatchewan to provide collection services to retailers and transportation of scrap tires to registered processors. Please contact the TSS office for inquiries related to tire pickups and service needs.
The approved Product Stewardship Program includes references to supporting the development of a viable and sustainable scrap tire processing industry in the province. The Scrap Tire Management Regulations provides additional direction related to acceptable end use, as do the PSP Guidelines and the approved PSP. The TSS is interested in encouraging industry to produce higher value products from scrap tires, to work with industry on innovation and new technologies, and to support the development of new markets. TSS will serve as a champion and collaborate with industry.
Saskatchewan benefits from having an established processor located in Saskatoon. Shercom Industries Inc. produces a variety of end use products for a number of markets both in and outside of the province, and can be contacted directly for more information.
Processors and innovators with an interest in the direction of TSS and the PSP can contact the TSS office.
In the months ahead, we will be building out this website to provide complete information on our PSP programming, and increased functionality for doing business with the TSS. These improvements will better meet the needs of consumers, retailers and the industry. In the meantime, here is some additional program information you may find useful.