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Tyre and Waste Tyres Information

Background
Waste tyres cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly.

The rubber from shredded tyres has many uses, such as in playgrounds, as equine bedding or on athletic pitches. Furthermore the steel recovered from recycled tyres is a valuable resource. Tyres can also be retreaded - a retreaded truck tyre requires only 33% of the oil utilised in manufacturing a new one.

Legislation
The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 are designed to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. The Regulations provide a regulatory framework for comparing quantities of waste tyres arising against the quantities placed on the market, and in tracking the movement of waste tyres from the time they are discarded, until they are either re-used or processed for recycling and/or recovery.

By implementing a well organized and traceable system for the collection and disposal of tyres, it prevents the likelihood of environmental pollution associated with the incorrect disposal of waste tyres.

Regulation and compliance
Since 1 January 2008, under the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007, anyone who supplies tyres commercially to the Irish market, whether as manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders or retailers, they have been obliged to comply with the Regulations, and record the movement and environmentally sound management of all tyres generated in Ireland.

These Regulations also apply to anyone involved in collection or recovery/recycling of waste tyres, and anyone using waste tyres incidentally in their business activity i.e. farming, marinas.

Anyone involved in the commercial tyre industry in the Local Authority area of Tipperary County Council must:
Register annually before February 1st with Tipperary County Council as a self-complier -or-
Register annually before February 1st with an Approved Body as outlined under the Regulations.

Self compliance
Self-compliance with Tipperary County Council under the Tyres and Waste Tyres Regulations involves strict and onerous reporting obligations. For information on self-compliance registration, please contact the Customer Services Desk and request to speak to the Environment Section.

Approved body
Current approved body under the Regulations: REPAK ELT (End of Life Tyres) www.repakelt.ie

REPAK ELT
Repak ELT has been approved by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to operate the single waste compliance scheme for end of life tyres (ELT) in Ireland. The scheme has been in operation since the 1st November 2016. The scheme is responsible for tracking the movement of tyres in the market and promoting the recycling of waste tyres.

Benefits of becoming a member of REPAK ELT versus Self Compliance
Membership of Repak ELT completes all registration compliance obligations and exempts you from having to produce and submit the additional waste management plans and reports, as set out in the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007. To ensure your business is compliant you can simply register with the scheme and report quarterly throughout phase one.

Membership registration fees for 2016 are:
Manufacturer: €70,
Producer/Importer: €70,
All others: €70,
Additional premises/site: €50.

To become a member of Repak ELT and fulfil your waste obligations for end of life tyres (ELT), register the business by completing the membership form on: www.repakelt.ie

Registered Members in County Tipperary (to be updated monthly)

Companyname Address Town/Village Registration Body
Advance Pitstop(Clonmel)
Advance Pitstop(Thurles)
Automobile Power Ltd
Barlo Motors (Clonmel)
Barlo Motors (Thurles)
Bourkes Garage
Bryan Fogarty Auto Factors Ltd
Brian Mordaunt Clerihan Ltd
Cahir Auto Centre
Cleary Motors
Comeragh Service Station
Condons Tyres And Spares
Donal Ryan Motor Group
F & M Motors
Seamus Freeman Motorsa Ltd
Gibbs Motors
Gmf Motors Ltd
Jack O'Brien & Sons
Martin Shanahan Tyres
Meagher's Garage
Murphy's Garage
Nenagh Quick Fit Centre
Owen Ryan Motors
Pierse Motors
Pat Ryan
Power Motors
Quirkes Garage
Roadworthy Ltd
Ryan Motor Power Limited
Slattery's Garage
Strang Motors Ltd
Three Bridge Motors
N&S Motors
Tom Harvey Motor Co Ltd
Tyrefit Ltd
Wallace's Garage (Templemore) Ltd
Mill River Valeting Services
Galtee Garage
Raceside Service Station Ltd
R&S Fuels Ltd
Donal Ryan Roscrea
Donal Ryan Nenagh
Tipp Tyres
Kevin O'leary (Clonmel) Ltd
O'Brien Autos
John Ward
Kevin Guidera
Colm Hanley Motors Ltd
Mary O'Connor
Frank Wyse Car Parts
David Cronin
Micheal Clohessy
Unilift Ltd
Templemore Motor Works Ltd
Ryan Tyres
Suir Tyres
Looby's Tyres Ltd
T.P Tyres
Gleesons Garage
T.L.C Mechanics
Michael Bailey
Micheael Bailey Car Dismantlers
Tipperary Used Cars And Used Car Parts
Fahy & Ryan Car Sales Limited
Eamon Gleeson Tyres Limited
Bushypark Service Station Ltd
Matthew Gleeson
Ryan's Garage
Right For The Road
Clarke's Tyre & Battery Centre
Curray Hanley Tyre Service Ltd
Nenagh Tyre Centre
Cashel Road Roundabout
Slievenamon Road
Clonmel Road
Davies Road
Nenagh Rd
Killenaule
Clonmel Road
Clerihan
Unit B1 Cahir Business Centre
Loughtagalla
David Road
Newcastle
Killinan
Stradavoher
Old Bridge
Ballypatrick
Kilsheelan
11 Angelese Street
Loughtagalla
Friarsgrange
Shangarry
Ormond Street
Loughmore Cross
Limerick Road
Clonmel Road
Abbey Road
Tipperary Road
Ardcroney
Powerstown Road
Drangan
Waterford Road
Ballylynch
Ballywire
Racecourse Road
22 Thomas Street
Roscrea Road
Mill River Business Park
Carrigeen Industrial Estate
Rosegreen
Ballylynch
Old Dublin Road
Limerick Road
Cashel Road
Cahir Rd
The Green Upper
Kerry Street
Lourdes Road
Cahir Road
New Inn
Convent Road
Ninemilehouse
Littleton
Millriver Business Park
The Mall
New Ross
Ballylynch Road Industrial Estate
Horse & Jockey
Fertiana
Roskeen
The Ragg
Greenane
Mount Bruis
Bansha West
Roscrea Rd
Carrigeen Industrial Esate
Nenagh Road
Ahane
Thurles Road
Knock Road
Knockanrawley Business Park
Link Road
Limerick Road
Clonmel
Thurles
Carrick-On-Suir
Clonmel
Thurles
Thurles
Cashel
Clonmel
Cahir
Thurles
Clonmel
Clonmel
Thurles
Thurles
Clonmel
Clonmel
Clonmel
Clonmel
Thurles
Fethard
Ballingarry
Nenagh
Templemore
Tipperary Town
Tipperary Town
Carrick-On-Suir
Dundrum
Nenagh
Clonmel
Thurles
Clonmel
Carrick-On-Suir
Kilross
Thurles
Clonmel
Templemore
Carrick-On-Suir
Cahir
Cashel
Carrick On Suir
Roscrea
Nenagh
Clonmel
Clonmel
Fethard
Fethard
Roscrea
Cashel
Cashel
Clogheen
Carrick-On-Suir
Thurles
Carrick-On-Suir
Templemore
Newport
Carrick-On-Suir
Thurles
Holycross
Drombane
Thurles
Tipperary
Tipperary
Tipperary
Templemore
Cahir
Borrisokane
Newport
Borrisoleigh
Roscrea
Tipperary Town
Tipperary Town
Nenagh
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The contact detail for the Government Approved body is:

REPAKELT,
Red Cow Interchange Estate,
Clondalkin Dublin 22,
D22 HW67.

e-mail: info@repakelt.ie,
Tel: 01 461 8600,
Fax: 01 403 0929,
Website: www.repakelt.ie

SELF COMPLY or GOVERNMENT APPROVED BODY?
To assist you choosing your registration/compliance preference please look at the table below and contact either the local authority or the Government Approved Body for further advice.

Compliance Option Repak ELT Self-Compliance with Local Authority
Registration fee Retailer €70
(+€50 per any extra premises)
€100 per premises
Registration fee Producer €70 for registration
(+€50 per any extra premises)
€0.10 per tyre placed on Irish market
€25 per tonne of tyres placed on Irish market Minimum fee = €750 [Reg 5 (2) (a)]
Reporting requirements
  • Quarterly reporting
  • Producers need to report the type
    & quantity (weight & number of
    units) put on the market.
  • Retailers need to report the
    quantities & type of tyres
    bought in and which
    producer they are from.
  • Quarterly reporting
  • Quantities and type of tyres put on the market for producers and bought in for retailers, as with Repak ELT.
  • Projected quantities for disposal required & nature of disposal i.e. recover or recycle. (Waste Management Plan)
  • Personal details of waste collectors/permits etc. in the case of retailers
  • Actual quantities disposed of and nature of disposal (Annual Report)
  • The reporting documents will need to be maintained for six years after the relevant period.
Annual Waste Management Plan  Not Required WMP required upon application for (initial/renewal of) registration every year and this shall be made freely available to the public.
Annual Waste Management Report  Not Required WMR required upon application for renewal of registration every year and this shall be made freely available to the public.
Cost of disposal of tyres for retailer  Free of charge in phase two Set amount per tonne or number of units




Farms (tyres for incidental use):
Provision has been made in the Regulations to enable a farmer who requires waste tyres to anchor silage covering to store up to eight waste tyres for every square metre of the floor area of his or her silage pit, without the need to have a waste permit. An example of the quantities permitted is as follows:

Floor area width (m) Floor area length (m) Floor area (m2) # tyres permitted
10 10 100 800
10 15 150 1,200
10 20 200 1,600
12 12 144 1,152
12 17 204 1,632
12 22 264 2,112




Marinas for incidental use
Others requiring waste tyres for genuine and incidental reuse, such as marinas, will be able to source waste tyres subject to the approval of local authorities and compliance with the existing Regulations governing Waste Permits.

It will be a matter for each local authority to adjudicate each case on its own merits, having regard to best environmental practice.

Any queries in relation to the Regulations should be addressed to;
Customer Services Desk,
Tipperary County Council,
Civic Offices
Nenagh or Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
Tel: 0761065000
Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

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Related FAQs

What/Who is a “Producer” under the Waste Tyres Regs?

A commercial enterprise that Imports tyres into the Country is a Producer.

What is my obligation if I retail tyres but don’t import from outside the state?

Commercial Enterprises who supply working tyres to the public or Garages have two primary obligations:
1. Register with an approved Government Body (REPAK ELT) or with Tipperary County Council as a Supplier.
2. Use an Authorised Waste Collector to remove tyres from your premises.

How often do I have to register as a supplier of tyres to the public or garages?

Annual Registration, before the 1st of February every year.

How much does it cost to register as a supplier of tyres with a government approved body?

Registration with Government Approved Body (REPAK ELT) €70 per year and for additional premises/site it is €50 per year.
Registration as a Self Complier with the Local Authority is a minimum of €750 per year as a Producer and €100 per year as a Retailer.

I am a garage owner can I give waste tyres to farmers?

No, not unless the Farmer has registered as per the Regulations.

Can I tell the customer to take their own waste tyres away?

You must have a specific Notice erected informing the public of your intent. The Notice is defined in the Regulations. Contact the Customer Services Desk in regard to this issue.

As a garage owner how do I remove waste tyres?

Garage owners must use Authorised Waste Collectors to remove their waste tyres.

Who are authorised waste tyre collectors?

Anyone who wishes to collect tyres must hold a valid Waste Collection Permit so they are Authorised Waste Collectors. All Authorised Waste Collectors must either register with (REPAK ELT)

Can I give waste tyres to people for Halloween?

No! Garage owners are obliged to only use Authorised Waste Collectors to remove their waste tyres.
The burning of Waste Tyres is extremely hazardous and illegal

The number of tyres on my farm used for anchoring a silage pit or pits exceeded 8 waste tyres per m2. Do I have to get rid of the surplus?

YES.

You need to ensure that you do not exceed 8 waste tyres per square metre of your silage pit once you move waste tyres used for anchoring silage pit cover/s.

You must, however, ensure that all waste tyres are stored at all times in an manner which would not endanger human health or harm the environment, and in particular would not
a. Create a risk to waters, the atmosphere, land, soil, plants or animals
b. Adversely affect the visual impact on the landscape
c. Pose a fire risk by virtue of the manner in which the waste tyres are being stored
d. Result in mixing with other waste streams (e.g. farm plastics, empty containers) when stored

Can I get waste tyres to anchor silage pit covering?

Yes, provided–

  • You have a valid herd or flock number issued by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • You are using your silage pit to store fodder
  • You do not store more than the permitted amount of waste tyres

How do I get waste tyres for my silage pit if I need them?

As a farmer you can obtain waste tyres from one of two routes:
From an authorised waste collector who is registered with an Approved Body (REPAK ELT) or with your local authority and has a valid waste collection permit authorising the transport waste tyres. You, the farmer, are not required to be registered under this option.

Directly from a tyre fitter or retail outlet provided that you, the farmer, are registered with an Approved Body (REPAK ELT) or with your local authority and that the tyre fitter or retail outlet, where waste tyres are being sourced, is registered with an Approved Body (REPAK ELT) or with their local authority.

If you are offered waste tyres from a waste collector, you should check that the person or company offering them has a valid waste collection permit for transporting waste tyres.

I do not use waste tyres for anchoring silage, can I still store waste tyres?

Yes, provided they are incidental to your business as a farmer.

How many waste tyres can I store to anchor silage?

8 tyres for each m2 (square metre) of your silage pit.

I no longer use waste tyres for anchoring silage. What should I do with them?

You as the holder of the waste tyres are responsible for ensuring that waste tyres are disposed of in a responsible manner.
You can only transfer waste tyres to an authorised waste collector with a permit to transport waste tyres. Make sure that the collector who collects or supplies you with waste tyres has a valid waste collection permit.