Stakeholders and Responsibilities

MANITOBA CONSERVATION – The provincial government requires industry to have an approved scrap tire stewardship plan according to The Tire Stewardship Regulation, 2006, and monitors TSM’s annual performance.

TIRE STEWARDSHIP MANITOBA INC. – TSM is comprised of a board of directors that governs all aspects of the program. The board conducts meetings, makes decisions on program direction, and produces an annual report to demonstrate the program’s accountability to all stakeholders.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Representatives from scrap tire generators, collectors, processors, consumers and local government provide advice on program policy and operations.

SCRAP TIRE GENERATORS – Examples of generators are transportation companies and auto wreckers that generate scrap tires as part of their regular business.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT – Local governments operate municipal landfill storage yards that accept scrap tires from consumers, new tire and vehicle retailers and scrap tire generators. Municipalities receive TSM incentive payments to accept and appropriately store Manitoba generated scrap tires. This reduces the risk of fires and environmental hazards.

COLLECTORS – Collectors enter into a business relationship with processors to pick up scrap tires from retailers and scrap tire generators for delivery to processors.

TSM MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION – Management and administration carry out the registration of retailers, scrap tire generators and processors as eligible participants in the program. They also collect steward-fees from retailers to pay financial incentives to processors for the transportation and processing of scrap tires. Management and Administration also oversee all other aspects of program delivery and report on performance.

NEW TIRE & VEHICLE RETAILERS – Tire retailers accept scrap tires and remit steward-fees to TSM. New vehicle dealers remit steward-fees for each tire included with the new vehicle.

PROCESSORS – Manitoba companies process scrap tires for use in tire-derived products or fuel supplements. They also sell tire-derived products to markets in Canada and internationally. They submit claims to TSM for transportation and processing incentives. In 2009 there were two processors: Reliable Tire Recycling and OTR Recycling. Winkler Rubber Products Corporation remains as a manufacturer of products.

MARKETS – Various markets purchase tire-derived products from processors for sale or resale, or for further manufacturing into new products.

CONSUMERS – Consumers purchase new tires from retailers. Most consumers leave their old tires with the retailer for disposal. In addition, they purchase and use recycled tire products.