In efforts to continue to remove and recycle all scrap tires in Saskatchewan, the SSTC has introduced the Return to Retailer (R2R) Program which is designed to provide Saskatchewan residents with an opportunity to drop off a maximum of ten (10) rimless scrap tires, free of charge, during business hours, at select tire retailers, even if the tires were not originally purchased at that location.
The select retailers will store the scrap tires on-site, which will be picked up through the normal tire collection operations.
Residents are urged to contact the retailer in advance if you have any of the larger type tires, to ensure the retailer has both the storage capacity to accept and safely handle the tires.
Yes. The R2R participating retailers have limited space to accommodate scrap tires that may be dropped off by consumers. Therefore, a limit of ten (10) scrap tires has been established. If you have any more than 10 scrap tires, it is a good idea to give the retailer a call in advance.
No. However, if the tires you drop-off are not rimless, you can expect to pay a de-rimming charge. Call the R2R participating retailer in advance to determine the re-rimming charge, as retailer’s charges for de-rimming services vary.
No. While the program is designed to facilitate passenger and light truck tires – if you have other tire types, call the R2R participating retailer in advance to determine if they have the space and the resources to safely handle the larger tires.
The scrap tire recycle program and contracted processors only have the capacity to recycle rubber, not metal.
Tires are then picked-up by SSTC collectors and transported to a processor in the province. There are two processors in the province that recycle the rubber and convert it into a variety of different products. Examples of products include: landscape mulch, playground safety surfaces and sports fill, just to name a few!
Every tire that comes into the SSTCs programs must be accounted for to facilitate the SSTCs reporting requirements. Therefore, each time you drops off tire(s) you will be asked to provide your name and record the number and types of tires being dropped off on the Consumer – Scrap Tire Tracking Form. The R2R participating retailers submit the tracking form into the SSTC each month. Random verification of information that is recorded in this form will occur periodically throughout the year.
If you have any other questions about the Return to Retailer (R2R) Program, or any other SSTC programs, please contact the SSTC office at 306-721-8473.