Government of New Brunswick


This department is responsible for administering the Clean Environment Act, which in turn provides the authority for the Minister to make scrap tires a 'designated material'. Subsequently, Regulation 2008-54 under the Act allows Recycle NB to establish and administer a scrap tire management program. The program consists of a 'tire levy', which is charged at the time of purchase, to be used to manage/recycle the tire at the end of its useful life.

As of January 1, 2014, when a vehicle, as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act, is purchased outside of New Brunswick and that vehicle is registered in New Brunswick, the person registering the vehicle is responsible to remit tire recycling fees for the tires associated to that vehicle at the time of registration.


All purchasers of new motor vehicle tires.


The fee allows for the use, storage, collection, transportation, recycling, processing, disposal and other tire and scrap tire handling.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Passenger and Light Truck Tires (“P” – Passenger; “LT” - Light Trucks; “T” – Temporary (donut); and “ST” – Service Trailer) (per tire)4.502014-01-01
Medium Truck Tires (Container Trucks; Transport Trucks; Utility Trucks; Large RV; All other medium and heavy commercial truck/bus configurations; and commercial truck tires designed for use on truck and bus vehicles typically in excess of 10,000 lbs GVW including wide base or heavy truck tires designed for truck/bus applications and larger RV tires not marked “P” or “LT”) (per tire)13.502014-01-01
Motorcycle and Moped Tires (ATVs; Go-karts; Golf Carts; Light duty trailer tires (tires not marked as “ST”); Mopeds; Motorcycles; Powered Scooters; and approved lawn and garden equipment such as snow blowers, lawn tractors, rototillers, and similar equipment tires) (per tire)3.002014-01-01
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