The Regulations are designed to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. Waste tyres can cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly. An estimated 35,000 tonnes of waste tyres are generated in Ireland each year and there is a clear need to improve the way this waste stream is managed. The Regulations seek to improve information gathering and the tracking of waste tyre flows in Ireland.
The Regulations impose obligations on people who supply tyres to the Irish market, whether as manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders, or retailers and on the collectors of waste tyres. These obligations include the submission of information as prescribed in the Regulations by the 10th day of each quarterly period. They are also required to prepare and present waste management plans and reports when submitting applications for registration and submit a report to the EPA by the 28th February of each year.
An exemption from these obligations is available to people who participate in REPAK, the compliance scheme which has been approved by the Minister.
The Regulations also impose obligations on farmers who store waste tyres for the purposes of anchoring silage covering. An exemption from these obligations is available to farmers who accept waste tyres from an authorised waste collector who is participating in a collective compliance scheme operated by an approved body.
Kilkenny County Council also runs a self-compliance scheme in accordance with the Regulations.
Should you have any queries in relation to waste tyres, please contact Environment Section, Kilkenny County Council, 056-7794470 or firstname.lastname@example.org