The TSS 2019 Annual Report is now posted on the Program Information tab.
Also, a tool is now available for Saskatchewan residents to query Return to Retailer locations across the province. This program allows people to take up to 10 rimless, clean scrap tires to any one of the Return to Retailer locations. This can be found on the Tire Drop Off tab.
New August 2019
The tire recycling fee on PLT tires is increasing by $1 per tire (from $4/tire to $5/tire) effective November 1, 2019. The recycling fee charged on the sale of new vehicles is also increasing from $20/vehicle to $25/vehicle for new vehicles with a spare ($20 for new vehicles without). See attached letter for further details.
TSS Retailer Letter Fee Increase
The November 2019 remittance form is also available on the Retailer Info page.
The 2018 Annual Report for Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan is now available on the Program Information Tab.
1. Zone Collections
The TSS and its contracted collectors (Shercom Industries, TW Trucking and Paul Tendler Trucking) have implemented scrap tire zone collections as of March 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this initiative, feel free to contact the TSS office.
2. Retailer Compliance Audits
The TSS has completed its first round of retailer audits. We will continue to work with our audit firm, Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), in additional retailer audits in 2019. As we move forward, when your retail location is contacted by MNP, we ask that you work with them in a timely fashion to provide the necessary information. TSS understands that this can take time, but it is an important part of our overall program.
Nil Reporting to TSS
TSS no longer requires retailers to send in Nil remittance forms when no new tire sales occur in a given month. Instead, you can email the office indicating no sales along with your TSS Registration Number and Business Name/City. TSS still requires being informed of no sales so that we can keep your account active and you will still be eligible for tire collection. Email or sending in the Nil form are your options for this.
Early Reporting Deduction Has Been Discontinued
TSS is discontinuing the retailer 2% early reporting deduction effective January 1st 2019. Remittances sent in after December 31 are no longer be eligible for the 2% deduction.
A new remittance form was emailed and mailed out to all retailers. It is also available on this web site under the Retailer Info Tab.
1. Reminder of Discontinuation of Early Reporting Deduction
As communicated out on September 1, 2018, TSS will be discontinuing the retailer 2% early reporting deduction effective January 1st 2019. Remittances sent in after December 31 will no longer be eligible for the 2% deduction. A new remittance form will be available in the near future.
2. Zone Collections Starting in Early 2019
TSS continues to seek to improve the scrap tire collection service for all 1200+ retailers across the province. As a TSS contracted retailer, your location will fall within one of six geographic zones with a single designated TSS contracted collector. They will be the only collector permitted to collect scrap tires in that zone. A large portion of the consumer paid recycling fees goes to pay for this collection.
TSS will work with you and your collector to determine the most suitable tire collection frequency for your location, and to improve overall service. We appreciate that this is a change to past practices and you may have a new tire collector, however we hope that through a service level agreement with collectors, you will see your current service level maintained or improved. Regular collection was an issue raised by many in the survey.
Until zones are implemented, there is no change to the current scrap tire collection process.
3. Retailer Compliance Audits
TSS continues to work with our audit firm, Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), in our retailer compliance program. As we move forward, when your retail location is contacted by MNP, we ask that you work with them in a timely fashion to provide the necessary information. TSS understands that this can take time, but it is an important part of our overall program.
4. Retailer Remittance Frequency
Some of the early retailer feedback through the online survey has indicated a desire of some retailers to remit less often to TSS primarily because of the small dollar amounts having to be submitted to TSS. In early 2019, we will work with these and other retailers who would be considered good candidates to move to a quarterly or annual remittance timeframe. This will save you and TSS some processing time and effort!