Government of Yukon finalizes
amendments to tire Regulation ...
The Government of Yukon has announced amendments to its Designated Materials Regulation after an extensive stakeholder consultation process that began in early 2016. The amendments take into account the approaches of established systems in other Canadian jurisdictions and input from Yukoners.
Taking effect on October 1, 2018, the amendments include changes to the categories of tires and surcharges on the sale of new tires sold in Yukon. The previous regulation applied a surcharge only to tires with a rim size of 24.5 inches or smaller, with each tire assigned a flat rate of $5; the amendments add larger tire categories and surcharges that will more closely align with the cost of the tire’s end-of-life management.
The redefined categories and new surcharges are as follows:
Passenger car and light truck tires:
$7 – Tires with a rim diameter of 49.53 cm (19.5 inches) or less for use on cars and light and medium trucks, including multipurpose passenger vehicles such as sport and crossover utility vehicles
Medium truck tires:
$9 – Tires with a rim diameter of greater than 49.53 cm (19.5 inches) for use on larger vehicles licensed for highway use including semi-trailers, transport trucks, buses and trailers
Industrial / off-the-road (OTR) tires:
Tires for use on industrial vehicles or industrial equipment that are not licensed for highway use, including equipment and vehicles for excavation, hauling, loading, logging, and materials handling, but excluding agricultural vehicles and equipment
(a) $40 – Small industrial / OTR tires with a rim diameter of at least 20.32 cm (8 inches) up to and including 60.96 cm (24 inches)
(b) $100 – Medium industrial / OTR tires with a rim diameter of greater than 60.96 cm (24 inches) up to and including 83.82 cm (33 inches)
(c) $200 – Large industrial / OTR tires with a rim diameter of greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) up to and including 99.06 cm (39 inches)
Specialty, industrial and other tires:
$7 – Tires with a rim diameter of at least 20.32 cm (8 inches) up to and including 60.96 cm (24 inches) for use on vehicles such as skid steers, forklifts and mini-loaders
Recreational vehicle tires:
$5 – Tires with a rim diameter of at least 20.32 cm (8 inches) up to and including 60.96 cm (24 inches) for use on recreational vehicles and trailers, including motorcycles (on and off-road), ATVs, golf carts, lawn tractors, travel trailers and boat trailers
The amended regulation requires all producers of tires to register in order to supply tires into Yukon. The definition of "producer" includes all members of the supply chain such as manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
Surcharges collected on the sale of new tires will continue to be dedicated to the collection, shipping and recycling of the tires, and free drop-off at local depots will remain.
Want more information?
For full details, see http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/recycling.php.
Questions about registration requirements or the regulation should be directed to the Yukon Department of Environment at 867- 667-5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.