Tyres & Waste Tyres Regulations
The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 were introduced to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres (or end of life tyres). Under these new regulations, Circol ELT (a not for profit organisation) has been appointed as the approved body to run the compliance scheme.
In accordance with the regulations, 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 Circol ELT.
This scheme will reassure consumers that their old tyres will be disposed of responsibly by the retailer when they buy new tyres. There is a lack of information in relation to the tyre market in Ireland. These regulations will place a reporting obligation on tyre operators to provide data on the numbers of tyres coming on and off the market.
Circol ELT’s mission is to provide legal compliance for its members under the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017. For more details please see www.circolelt.ie.
Farmers who store waste tyres for the purposes of anchoring silage covers are also subject to obligations under the regulations. However, an exemption applies to farmers who accept waste tyres from authorised waste collectors who are registered with Circol ELT.