Manitoba’s scrap tire recycling program operated by Tire Stewardship Manitoba includes the following main elements:
- Steward-fee based revenue system to make the program financially viable.
- Varying steward-fees according to tire type to avoid cross-subsidization.
- Tire Stewardship Manitoba collection of steward-fees directly from tire retailers.
- Collecting and recycling of all tires and tubes.
- Board governance representing industry stewards.
How it Works: steward-fee to End Products
For every new tire sold a scrap tire will eventually be generated. Rather than taking up space in our landfills and posing a risk to human health and the environment, scrap tires are processed and used in environmentally responsible ways. To manage scrap tires generated in Manitoba, the retailer pays TSM an steward-fee for new tires sold in the province. 100% of fees collected go towards the operation of the scrap tire recycling program.
Properly managed scrap tires reduce environmental risk and create jobs and economic development in Manitoba. Manitoba’s scrap tire products are sold locally and internationally. Scrap tires can be used to make flooring products for agricultural, recreational and industrial use. They are used for artificial turf fields, rubberized asphalt, blast mats, geo-technical projects, energy recovery and other applications.