South Dublin County Council

Tyres and Waste Tyres

Tyre Regulations

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 came into effect on 1st Jan 2008. The regulations were introduced to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres by providing a regulatory framework for comparing quantities of waste tyres arising with the quantities placed on the market and in tracking the movement of waste tyres from the time they are discarded until they either reused or processed for recycling and/or recovery.

TYRE MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, SUPPLIERS, TRADERS, OR RETAILERS:

In accordance with the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007, a person for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business who supplies tyres (or waste tyres) to other persons, whether as manufacturer, wholesaler, supplier, trader, or retailer are legally obliged to;

 

  • Join the collective compliance scheme operated by the approved body, Repak ELT, Further information is available on the website. www.repakelt.ie

 

OR

  • Become a self-complier and annually register with the Local Authority in which the tyres are supplied. In accordance with the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 quarterly and annual environmental reports must be submitted, in a prescribed format, by the self-compliers to the Local Authority in which the tyres are supplied. A fee of €100 and a certificate from an independent person confirming the quantity of tyres in the preceding twelve months must accompany all registration (and re-registration) applications. 

 

Withstanding the above, your attention is also drawn to the following general obligations for tyre suppliers under the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007.

A tyre supplier that takes back waste tyres from a customer is prohibited to supply waste tyres to any person or persons other than an authorised waste collector

A tyre supplier that does not take back waste tyres from a customer shall;

  • display a notice with the requirements specified in Part 3 of the Third schedule of the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007.
  • inform any potential customers verbally, and in writing, the information specified in Article 1 (b) (ii) of the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007.
  • provide to the customers details specified in Article 1 (c) (i) of the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007.
  • record the contact details of the end user.

 

AUTHORISED WASTE TYRE COLLECTORS:

In accordance with the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007, Authorised waste collectors shall;

 

  • register each premise used for storage of waste tyres with the collective compliance scheme operated by the approved body, Repak ELT, OR the local authority in which the premises are located
  • Applications for registration shall be accompanied by a fee of €100.
  • submit quarterly reports, annual waste management plans and waste management reports
  • only supply tyres to other (i) registered authorised waste tyre collectors, (ii) recovery operators, (iii) registered farmers or (iv) persons approved by the local authority.
  • retain all Certificates of Recovery obtained from the waste tyre recovery operator for a period up to seven years.

 

WASTE TYRE RECOVERY OPERATORS:

In accordance with the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007, Recovery operators dealing with waste tyres shall;

  • provide a Certificate of Recovery to any person depositing waste tyres at their premises.
  • retain for a period of seven years, starting from the end of the year in which they were drawn up, all records relating to the deposit, reuse, recovery, or recycling of waste tyres.
  • Compile and submit to the EPA Information set out in the Sixth Schedule of the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007.

FARMERS:

Farmers shall be prohibited from storing waste tyres, other than temporary storage of tyres incidental to the business activities of the farmer concerned (i.e. spare tyres for machinery/trailers etc). Any farmer who uses or intends to store and use waste tyres for the purpose of anchoring silage covering is required to register annually with their local authority or the collective compliance scheme operated by the approved body, Repak ELT. Registration forms for South Dublin County Council should be accompanied by a fee of €20. Farmers requiring waste tyres for anchorage of silage pit covers are allowed up to eight tyres per square meter of the floor area of their silage pit.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

When replacing the tyres on your vehicle, the tyre company may take back your waste tyres for you. Some companies include the price of disposal in the price of the new tyre, while other companies charge a disposal or recovery fee. If the tyre company does not take back waste tyres or you refuse to pay for disposal or recovery, you are obliged to;

  • take the waste tyre(s) away with you,
  • leave your contact details with the tyre company
  • dispose of or recover the waste tyres with an authorised waste tyre recovery operator. The tyre company shall provide details of an authorised waste tyre recovery operator.

 

NOTE: In accordance with Section 32 (6) (a) of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, it is an offence to abandon, dump, hold or dispose of waste (including waste tyres) in a manner that causes or is likely to cause environmental pollution. In accordance with Section 10(2) of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a person found guilty under the Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a "Class A" fine greater than €4000 but not exceeding €5,000 as defined in the Table of Section 4 of the Fines Act 2010, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both such fine and term of imprisonment may be imposed.

 

APPLICATION FORMS:

Self Compliance application forms can be found be clicking on the link below.

SDCC Supplier Registration Form

SDCC Authorised Waste Collector Form

SDCC Farmer Registration Form

NOTE: This web page is a guide only. It does not purport to provide, and should not be relied upon as, a legal interpretation of the regulations. South Dublin County Council advises you to read the Regulations in full.

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 can be downloaded from the link below:

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2007/si/664/made/en/print