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:
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
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.