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 is now operating in the province under a new Ministry of Environment approved Product Stewardship Program since January 1, 2018.
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
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.
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.
Tire Recycling Fee Remittance Options for Retailers
The TSS accepts the following payment options for remitting Tire Recycling Fees:
- Online: At most credit unions and major banks, except Conexus and Affinity. Please select Tire Stewardship of Sask as payee and the account number is your TSS registration number. Fax or Email your remittance form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Contact the office at email@example.com for more details.
- Cheque: Please make your cheque payable to Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan Inc. and mail to 3419 Pasqua Street, Regina, SK S4S 7K9. Please include your remittance form.
Please Note: The TSS does not accept e-Transfers.
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.
TSS is in the process of working on a number of high priority initiatives, which includes:
- Abandoned Tire Piles in Assiniboia and the RM of Eldon;
- Legacy Tire Piles; and
- Zone Collection Model for Scrap Tire Collection in the Province.
Other useful information:
Request for Proposal Issued for Disposal of Abandoned Scrap Tires in Assiniboia
Saskatchewan’s new scrap tire recycling program operator is moving forward with a plan to clean up the former Assiniboia Rubber Recycling Inc. site. Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan (TSS), on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit innovative bids to dispose of scrap tires at the ARR site in Assiniboia.
"Addressing the environmental and safety issues associated with the Assiniboia facility has been a government priority for some time," said Environment Minister Dustin Duncan. "Having TSS in place to take on the cleanup challenge is a milestone development for the province, and encouraging news for the community."
TSS is the new program operator for the provincial scrap tire recycling program and is operating under a new, ministry-approved Product Stewardship Program as of January 1, 2018. As part of its stewardship role, TSS is working with the ministry towards a cleanup solution for the abandoned scrap tires in the Town of Assiniboia.
"The Town is very pleased with this announcement as this issue has been very concerning for Council, Administration and our greater community," said Assiniboia Mayor Bob Himbeault. "We are looking forward to a successful resolution."
Interested proponents can find the RFP, criteria and other associated documents, on www.sasktenders.ca. Responses to the RFP must be finalized and delivered by Thursday, July 26, 2018 in order to be considered. All amendments and updates to the RFP will be made exclusively on SaskTenders.
Town of Assiniboia
TSS, for and on behalf of the Minister of Environment ("Minister"), has issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") with the objective of obtaining Proposals from Proponents to provide Remedial Services in respect of Scrap Tires located at the Assiniboia Site. Approximately 45.4 million pounds of scrap tires and some processed materials are stockpiled at the abandoned scrap tire processing operations in the Town of Assiniboia. The Assiniboia Rubber Recyclers Inc. ceased operations in February 2014 resulting in the remedial cleanup measure offered for tender.
Interested proponents can find the RFP (Competition #TSS02) and other associated documents on www.sasktenders.ca. All parameters for the RFP process can be found within the RFP document. Responses to the RFP must be delivered within the parameters outlined in the RFP by Thursday July 26, 2018 in order to be considered by the TSS. All amendments and updates to the RFP will be made exclusively on SaskTenders.
Rural Municipality of Eldon
TSS has issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") with the objective of obtaining Proposals from Proponents to provide Remedial Services in respect of Scrap Tires located at the RM of Eldon Site. Scrap Tires are stockpiled at the RM of Eldon Site, being the former site of a scrap tire processing operator. The RM of Eldon is in west central Saskatchewan and is north of the Village of Waseca, which is 43 km south east of Lloydminster. The former processor ceased scrap tire processing operations in 2001, leaving approximately 5 million pounds of scrap tires at the RM of Eldon Site.
Interested proponents can find the RFP (Competition #TSS01) and other associated documents on www.sasktenders.ca. All parameters for the RFP process can be found within the RFP document. Responses to the RFP must be delivered within the parameters outlined in the RFP by Thursday July 26, 2018 in order to be considered by the TSS. All amendments and updates to the RFP will be made exclusively on SaskTenders.