Toronto, Ontario – The 25 millionth scrap tire has been recycled under a program administered by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS). The milestone tire was reached following the program’s launch in 2009.

The announcement brings OTS closer to its ultimate goal of recycling 100 per cent of all tires in Ontario. Before the launch of the program, millions of tires were illegally dumped or thrown into landfills. Since then, over 125,000 tonnes of tires have been recycled in Ontario and made into a range of new goods.

“OTS has made it a priority to invest in a more sustainable Ontario, and we’ve had great success in reducing tire waste across the province,” said Andrew Horsman, executive director of OTS. “We have reached the 25 millionth tire far ahead of schedule. This milestone is a great coup for our dedicated staff, stakeholders and communities across Ontario, and it is a great indicator of our future success.”

Ontario residents can drop off used tires at no charge at a number of authorized depots across the province. For a list of them, visit

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