Feb 10, 2023

Government of New Brunswick Launches Consultation on Transforming the Province’s Tire Recycling Program

Under New Brunswick’s Designated Materials Regulation (Clean Environment Act), New Brunswick Environment and Climate Change (ECC) is proposing to transform the existing tire recycling program.

ECC has developed a draft regulatory framework for a new Tire Waste Diversion Program whereby industry takes full responsibility for tires as a designated material throughout the product lifecycle including end-of-life management.

ECC is proposing an EPR program where the tire industry would create a single Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) to collect and manage all tires from all producers in the province. ECC is looking for the tire industry to create and submit a plan to Recycle NB which will become the oversight body, and then operate the plan according to regulatory and plan requirements. The resulting tire program would then be similar to other EPR programs in the province (Paint, Oil & Glycol, Electronics, Packaging and Paper Products, and Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Sharps).

As a key stakeholder in this process, TRAC has been invited to comment on this draft regulatory framework, found here.

The comment period ends on February 24, 2023.

TRAC is asking its members to review the consultation document and provide us with any questions, comments, and concerns.  TRAC will collect and consolidate responses to provide unified and unattributed industry feedback to the Ministry. Please send your feedback to [email protected]. Alternatively, you can submit your comments and concerns directly to the government by contacting Mark Miller, Program Coordinator, Waste Diversion Branch at [email protected], (506) 453-6329.

About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; https://tracanada.ca/) is the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber product manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry.

Contact : [email protected]

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