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Tyre Recycling

Since 2006 there has been a complete ban from sending either whole tyres or shredded tyres to landfill.


In 2008 The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 came into effect and support the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. 

They set out two options for economic operators to exercise their compliance. Those with obligations must either:

  • Join Repak ELT,  the sole compliance scheme approved under the 2007 Regulations or,
  • Self-comply through registration with their Local Authority.

Visit Repak ELT for more information on joining the compliance scheme.

To self -comply with Donegal County Council contact the Waste Regulations Officer.

Producer And Supplier Obligations

  • Manufacturers, retreaders, remoulders and importers are required to provide details of the quantities of tyres they place on the market.
  • Wholesalers and retailers are obliged to transfer waste tyres to authorised waste collectors only.
  • Wholesalers and retailers are required to provide details of tyres sold and waste tyres taken back and transferred to authorised waste collectors.

Authorised waste collectors who collect tyres are required to register with their Local Authority from February 2008. They are obliged to report on the quantities of waste tyres collected and transferred to third parties including farmers, recyclers, retreaders, remoulders and other facilities accepting tyres for recycling.


Recovery operators are required to issue “Certificates of Recovery” to authorised waste collectors depositing waste tyres with them.



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.


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