• 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

     

  • Reports

    Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan 2019 Annual Report

    Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan 2018 Annual Report

    Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan 2017 Annual Report

    Program Information

    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.  Please select Tire Stewardship of Sask as payee and the account number is your TSS registration number. Fax or Email your remittance form to:  contactus@tssk.ca.
    • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Contact the office at contactus@tssk.ca 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.

    If you have no sales in a given month, you can file a Nil Remittance form (all zeroes) or simply email the TSS Office with your business name, TSS registration number and inform us that you had no sales in the particular month.

    Non-Fillable Remittance Form

    Fillable Remittance Form (SAVE THIS FORM TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE MAKING CHANGES)

    Retailer Registration Application & Agreement

    PDF Fillable Form Instructions

    Tire Recycling Fee Classification Table

    First Seller Terminology - FAQs

    Retailer Handbook

  • TSS contracts three scrap tire collectors to service the scrap tire collection needs of all retailers in the province. The collector assigned to a retailer is based on the geographic collection zone in which the retailer resides. Retailers are encouraged to contact their assigned collector directly to discuss collection needs/issues.

    The attached map defines the collection zones.

    Collector Contact Information

    COLLECTION ZONE 1 and 2
    TW Trucking
    306-921-8056
    twtrucking@sasktel.net

    COLLECTION ZONE 3, 5 and 6
    Shercom Industries
    306-933-0600
    1-888-743-7266
    admin@shercomindustries.com

    COLLECTION ZONE 4
    Paul Tendler Trucking
    306-640-8238
    paultendler@hotmail.com

     

  • Starting March 1, 2019 TSS is moving to a zone collection model using three contracted collectors. Each retail location falls within one geographic zone with a designated collector. Some retailers will have a new collector under this model. If you experience any issues with your collector, you are asked to contact the TSS office and we will rectify the situation.

    Further details to follow in early 2019.

    In the meantime, please contact the TSS office for your collection 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.

  • If you have scrap tires that you want to get rid of, the R2R program provides Saskatchewan residents an opportunity to participate in responsible scrap tire stewardship by placing their scrap tires into the recycle stream through the R2R Program. R2R allows Saskatchewan residents to drop off a maximum of ten (10) rimless scrap tires, free of charge, at select tire retailers during business hours, even if the tires were not originally purchased at that location.

    • Please select city from following list:
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #701 (ASSINIBOIA) #702 505 1ST AVE W 306-642-3588
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      RUECKER TIRE & WHEEL LTD BOX 99 306-334-2638
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      BENGOUGH CO-OP LTD PO BOX 458 306-268-2040
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      NORTHERN TIRE & LUBE BOX 569 306-220-4758
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CANDLE LAKE ALL SEASON SERVICE BOX 360 306-929-2500
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #281 (CANORA) BOX 956 306-563-6426
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CARLYLE MOTOR PRODUCTS LTD BOX 1000 306-453-3483
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      ANDERSON ENTERPRISES LTD PO BOX 159 306-482-3641
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CARROT RIVER TIRE PO BOX 807 306-768-2403
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      TSH HAWK'S AUTO SUPPLIES LTD PO BOX 460 306-796-4775
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CHOICELAND AUTO REPAIR BOX 247 306-428-2278
      MARDELL'S FIX IT BOX 159 306-428-2241
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      JASONS TIRE & AUTO REPAIR LTD PO BOX 130 306-688-3500
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      PORK'S GARAGE LTD PO BOX 160 306-358-2034
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      FOUNTAIN TIRE #215 (ESTEVAN) 101 4TH ST 306-634-3637
      QUALITY TIRE #91 (ESTEVAN) 360 IMPERIAL AVE 306-634-3700
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      MAINSTREAM MECHANICAL PO BOX 100 306-831-9655
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      PROFILE TIRE LTD PO BOX 488 306-332-5444
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      THALLS SERVICE CENTRE (1988) LTD PO BOX 333 306-544-2512
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CANADIAN TIRE #638 (HUMBOLDT) 2302 8TH AVE 306-682-6299
      QUALITY TIRE #60 (HUMBOLDT) PO BOX 3490 306-682-1912
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      FOUNTAIN TIRE #213 (KINDERSLEY) PO BOX 1325 306-463-4655
      INTEGRA TIRE - ADAMSON TIRE BOX 518 306-463-2277
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      OK TIRE (STORM TIRE) BOX 497 306-375-2282
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      JAM AUTOMOTIVE & POWER SPORTS BOX 1963 306-420-6660
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      LAKE LENORE CO-OP ASSOC. LTD BOX 28 306-368-2255
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      C & L SERVICE CENTRE LTD PO BOX 280 306-285-3391
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      WENZEL MOTORS PO BOX 40 306-834-5508
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KIRK'S TIRE MAPLE CREEK BOX 1840 306-662-3155
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #723 (MELFORT) BOX 2348 306-752-3371
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #729 (MELVILLE) BOX 2078 306-728-3779
      OK TIRE (MELVILLE) BOX 2860 306-728-4002
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      MURRAY CHEVROLET CADILLAC PONTIAC BUICK GMC MOOSE JAW 15 CHESTER RD 306-693-4605
      QUALITY TIRE #20 (MOOSE JAW) 1738 MAIN ST N 306-693-5771
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      DENRAY TIRE LTD (MOOSOMIN) 1004 N FRONT ST 204-632-5191
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      SOUTHLAND CO-OP LTD 108 MAIN ST 306-354-2350
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      OGEMA CO-OP LTD BOX 160 306-459-2493
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      INTEGRA TIRE (OUTLOOK) PO BOX 1575 306-867-8343
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      FOUNTAIN TIRE #216 (PRINCE ALBERT) 401 SOUTH INDUSTRIAL DR 306-970-0411
      KAL TIRE #735 (PRINCE ALBERT) 300 - 38TH ST E 306-763-8426
      OK TIRE & AUTO SERVICE (PRINCE ALBERT) 1610 1ST AVE W 306-763-4999
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      J-M TIRE & SERVICE LTD BOX 276 306-869-2484
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      AVENUE GARAGE 1524 MONTREAL ST 306-522-6773
      CANADIAN TIRE #310 (REGINA) 2965 GORDON RD 306-585-1334
      CANADIAN TIRE #629 (REGINA) 2325 PRINCE OF WALES DR 306-522-8473
      FOUNTAIN TIRE #203 (REGINA) 104 ALBERT ST N 306-545-0065
      GRAHAMS TIRE SERVICE LTD BOX 21038 306-352-8473
      KAL TIRE #22 (REGINA - 115 MCDONALD) 115 MCDONALD ST N 306-721-9505
      KAL TIRE #703 (REGINA - UNIV PARK) 635 UNIVERSITY PARK DR 306-584-8473
      KAL TIRE #704 (REGINA - 804 ALBERT) 804 ALBERT ST 306-775-2283
      KAL TIRE #705 (REGINA - 111 MCDONALD) 111 MCDONALD ST 306-721-4313
      KAL TIRE #707 (REGINA - ALBERT) 4410 ALBERT ST 306-584-2666
      OK TIRE STORES INC (REGINA - 4TH AVE E) 607- 4TH AVE E 306-525-0305
      QUALITY TIRE #10 (REGINA - VIC E) 201 2160 VICTORIA AVE E 306-721-0113
      QUALITY TIRE #90 (REGINA - CORNWALL ST) 1304 CORNWALL ST 306-757-3538
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      OK TIRE (MARSDEN) RR #1 306-826-9990
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CJ KARZ AUTO SERVICE LTD 2807 33RD ST W 306-384-2128
      DENRAY TIRE (SASKATOON) 3110 MILLAR AVE 306-665-2004
      FAITHFULL TIRE AND AUTO SERVICE 319 - 47TH ST E 306-952-3133
      KAL TIRE #719 (SKTN - MEVILLE ST) 930 MELVILLE ST 306-665-5080
      NATIONAL TIRE DISTRIBUTORS (SASKATOON) 318 - 68 ST 306-382-2500
      QUALITY TIRE #40 (SASKATOON) 3802 MILLAR AVE 306-651-0450
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CAVALIER AUTO BODY & SERVICE LTD PO BOX 627 306-457-2601
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      CANADIAN TIRE #100 (SWIFT CURRENT) 1811 MEMORIAL DR 306-773-0654
      KAL TIRE #734 (SWIFT CURRENT) 1091 CHAPLIN ST W 306-773-0611
      QUALITY TIRE #12 (SWIFT CURRENT) 1955 NORTH SERVICE RD W 306-778-3000
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #727 (TISDALE) BOX 550 306-873-2974
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      TNT TIRE LTD PO BOX 321 306-338-2308
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      I-ZAN TIRE CORP 1764 1ST AVE NE 306-861-8473
      QUALITY TIRE #80 (WEYBURN) 1735 1ST AVE NE 306-842-7340
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      BIG Q AUTO BOX 969 306-554-2447
      RETAILER NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER
      KAL TIRE #731 (YORKTON) 50 7TH AVE S 306-782-2334
      QUALITY TIRE #30 (YORKTON) PO BOX 963 306-782-0444

    R2R Single Consumer Form

    R2R Single Consumer Form - Fillable PDF

    R2R Multi-Consumer Tracking Form

  • Background

    On the sale of each new tire, a TSS registered retailer charges a customer the required tire recycling fee, and then remits all collected fees to TSS on a monthly basis.  This is the only revenue TSS receives to operate the scrap tire recycling program.  TSS is not funded by the Government of Saskatchewan.

    TSS contracts collectors to travel to Saskatchewan tire retailer locations to collect scrap tires from their business and transport those tires to the scrap tire processor.  Collectors are paid by weight collected.  The processor is currently paid by weight transported to that location.  

    TSS uses the fees collected from the retailers to pay the collectors and the processor.  The retailer does not pay TSS for the tire collection service.  The processor does not pay TSS for the scrap tire rubber.

    The majority of TSS’ costs are for collection and processing.

    TSS Moving to Zone Model for Scrap Tire Collection

    Current Tire Collection

    Assuming a tire retailer is in good standing with TSS (e.g. remitted fees are up to date), they are eligible for scrap tire collection by TSS at no cost.  TSS provides a list of retailers who are in good standing to all collectors.  Collectors are then responsible for arranging tire collection at the retail locations.  Currently there is not an assigned collector for each retailer nor is there a service level expectation where a retailer can expect tire collection within a certain time period.  Some retailers receive regular, timely collection while others receive virtually no service unless they contact the TSS office.

    Zone Tire Collection

    TSS will be implementing a zone collection model in early 2019.  Through significant analysis of the collection data, TSS has defined six collection zones for the province (excluding the North).  An attempt was made to ensure equitable tire volume and retailer locations across four rural zones.  Regina and Saskatoon are separate zones, for a total of six.  The zones are clearly defined using highways and provincial boundaries.

    TSS will then contract a single scrap tire collector for each zone.  Each registered retail location will fall into one of six collection zones depending upon their address.  

    Through this model, retailers will be assured of a minimum level of scrap tire collection service by their assigned collector as each collector will have a service level agreement with TSS therefore accountability will be improved.  TSS expects to see an overall improvement in the entire collection process, and hopes to improve the operational aspects of tire collection which it manages on behalf of the 1200+ retailers in Saskatchewan through its Ministry of Environment approved Product Stewardship Program.

    Next Steps

    A Request for Proposals is open for bidding by collectors.  That competition closes October 10th, after which a committee will review and recommend to the Board which company should be awarded which zone(s).  In the meantime, there is no change to the current scrap tire collection process.

    Please contact the TSS office at 1-833-790-1894 or email at contactus@tssk.ca should you have any questions. 

  • TSS’ approved Product Stewardship Program for 2018-2020 identified TSS’ interest to move to a scrap tire zone collection model to increase accountability for timely service to Registered Retailers across the province, while creating efficiencies in transportation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    TSS has issued this Request for Proposals with the objective of obtaining Proposals from Proponents seeking to provide Collection & Transportation Services within one or more Collection Zones across Saskatchewan.

    TSS invites any interested party to download the RFP and respond accordingly.

  • June 2020

    The TSS 2019 Annual Report is now posted on the Program Information tab.

    Also, a tool is now available for Saskatchewan residents to query Return to Retailer locations across the province.  This program allows people to take up to 10 rimless, clean scrap tires to any one of the Return to Retailer locations.  This can be found on the Tire Drop Off tab.

     

    New August 2019

    The tire recycling fee on PLT tires is increasing by $1 per tire (from $4/tire to $5/tire) effective November 1, 2019. The recycling fee charged on the sale of new vehicles is also increasing from $20/vehicle to $25/vehicle for new vehicles with a spare ($20 for new vehicles without). See attached letter for further details.

    TSS Retailer Letter Fee Increase

    The November 2019 remittance form is also available on the Retailer Info page.

     

     

    July 2019

     

    The 2018 Annual Report for Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan is now available on the Program Information Tab.

     

    March 2019

    1. Zone Collections

    The TSS and its contracted collectors (Shercom Industries, TW Trucking and Paul Tendler Trucking) have implemented scrap tire zone collections as of March 1, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this initiative, feel free to contact the TSS office.

    2. Retailer Compliance Audits

    The TSS has completed its first round of retailer audits.  We will continue to work with our audit firm, Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), in additional retailer audits in 2019.  As we move forward, when your retail location is contacted by MNP, we ask that you work with them in a timely fashion to provide the necessary information.  TSS understands that this can take time, but it is an important part of our overall program.

     

    December 2018

    Nil Reporting to TSS

    TSS no longer requires retailers to send in Nil remittance forms when no new tire sales occur in a given month. Instead, you can email the office indicating no sales along with your TSS Registration Number and Business Name/City. TSS still requires being informed of no sales so that we can keep your account active and you will still be eligible for tire collection. Email or sending in the Nil form are your options for this.

    Early Reporting Deduction Has Been Discontinued

    TSS is discontinuing the retailer 2% early reporting deduction effective January 1st 2019. Remittances sent in after December 31 are no longer be eligible for the 2% deduction.

    A new remittance form was emailed and mailed out to all retailers. It is also available on this web site under the Retailer Info Tab.

     

    October 2018

    1. Reminder of Discontinuation of Early Reporting Deduction

    As communicated out on September 1, 2018, TSS will be discontinuing the retailer 2% early reporting deduction effective January 1st 2019. Remittances sent in after December 31 will no longer be eligible for the 2% deduction.  A new remittance form will be available in the near future.

    2. Zone Collections Starting in Early 2019

    TSS continues to seek to improve the scrap tire collection service for all 1200+ retailers across the province.  As a TSS contracted retailer, your location will fall within one of six geographic zones with a single designated TSS contracted collector.  They will be the only collector permitted to collect scrap tires in that zone.  A large portion of the consumer paid recycling fees goes to pay for this collection.
    TSS will work with you and your collector to determine the most suitable tire collection frequency for your location, and to improve overall service. We appreciate that this is a change to past practices and you may have a new tire collector, however we hope that through a service level agreement with collectors, you will see your current service level maintained or improved. Regular collection was an issue raised by many in the survey.
    Until zones are implemented, there is no change to the current scrap tire collection process.

    3. Retailer Compliance Audits

    TSS continues to work with our audit firm, Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), in our retailer compliance program.  As we move forward, when your retail location is contacted by MNP, we ask that you work with them in a timely fashion to provide the necessary information.  TSS understands that this can take time, but it is an important part of our overall program.

    4. Retailer Remittance Frequency

    Some of the early retailer feedback through the online survey has indicated a desire of some retailers to remit less often to TSS primarily because of the small dollar amounts having to be submitted to TSS.  In early 2019, we will work with these and other retailers who would be considered good candidates to move to a quarterly or annual remittance timeframe.  This will save you and TSS some processing time and effort!