Tire Processors

Registered Tire Processors (recyclers) are private companies that have been audited and approved by Alberta Recycling.

They protect both the environment and the health and safety of their employees in the collection and processing of eligible scrap tires and are regularly reviewed to ensure they maintain the requirements of the Tire Recycling Program.

Become a Registered Tire Processor

The following document outlines the application and compliance requirements necessary to become a Registered Tire Processor in Alberta's Tire Recycling Program and be eligible for incentives:

Registered Tire Processor Incentive Program Requirements Fiscal 2022-23

Here is a brief outline of the application requirements:

  1. Comprehensive business plan including: (a) details regarding how your company will obtain whole tires (material must sourced in Alberta) (b) description of material that the tires will be recycled into and an analysis of the markets for the material (c) detailed revenue and expenditure statements and projections demonstrating viability of operations.
  2. Evidence of a closure plan and provision of security with Alberta Recycling; amount is calculated based on average monthly inventory (minimum amount of security required is $60,000).
  3. Evidence that the material being processed from scrap tires meets the specification outlined in the Program Requirements document.
  4. Demonstrate that a minimum of 500 tonnes of tires can be processed without interruption and according to Program specifications.
  5. Copies of all required insurance.
  6. Evidence of an account in good standing with Workers' Compensation Board.
  7. Evidence of compliance with Alberta Fire Code (letter from fire inspector confirming processing site meets the fire code).
  8. Copy of Certificate of Recognition.
  9. Evidence of an Environmental Management System in place to ensure adequate control of the processing site's impact on the environment.

Please note that the review process for an application can take from four to six months in order for interim approval to be considered.

If you would like more information or to make an application please e-mail [email protected].

Learn more about our tire recycling program

Alberta's Tire Recycling Program is helping protect our environment by keeping scrap tires out of the landfill.