The Province of Newfoundland’s tire take-back program has experienced a roadblock with the withdrawal of Argentia-based Municipal Recyclers, the sole source-recycling contractor for the program. The government has set up 50 temporary depots across the province to stockpile tires from public and retail locations (the new law requires retail take-back). The law requiring businesses to remit $3 per tire sold remains even though no recycling service is being provided.
Newfoundland Minister of Environment Kevin Aylward says the government will work with the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) to re-evaluate the requirements for temporary storage and transportation of used tires. He has directed the MMSB to issue a new Request for Proposals as soon as possible. New proposals must clearly outline the plan for storage and transportation of used tires.
For more information, contact Cynthia Layden-Barron at 709-729-2575