Eligible Products & Fees

Following is the list of eligible products in Alberta's Tire Recycling Program and the corresponing environmental fees charged on the sale of new products.

  • Car and light truck tires including spares; designed for use on (but not limited to) passenger cars, light trucks (consumer or commercial under 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight) and multipurpose passenger vehicles including sport and crossover utility vehicles (SUV and CUV) - $4.00

  • Specialty, industrial and other tires with a rim diameter of 8" up to and including 24" designed for use on (but not limited to) trailer tires e.g. boat, recreation/travel; motorcycle (on and off-road), all-terrain vehicles (ATV), golf cart, lawn tractor, skid steer, forklift, and mini-loaders - $4.00

  • Medium truck tires designed for use on (but not limited to) highway tractor trucks, commercial trucks, buses, larger RV and trailers - $14.00

  • Off-the-road tires (OTR) designed for use on (but not limited to) industrial vehicles or equipment, including construction, mining, earthmover, haulage, dozer, grader, mobile crane, compactor, front end loader, backhoe, extended reach forklift and forestry skidder. - either $40, $100 or $200 depending on the rim size

For more detailed information (including which tires are excluded from the program) please see the Table of Fees for Tire Products published April 1, 2022.

Products, Definitions and Fees

The environmental fees Albertans pay when purchasing new tires helps fund the cost to recycle them...

Albertans are some of the most dedicated recyclers in the world. In the 2020-21 fiscal year alone, residents and businesses helped ensure that 6.6 million scrap tires were recycled. On the left is a picture of a waterpark for which the surface is made with a recycled tire product; just one example of the benefits of the tire program 'rolling back' into our communities.