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Tyre recycling

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 came in to effect on 1st October 2017.

They were introduced to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. The regulations ensure that tyres placed on the market can be tracked until they are discarded and processed for recycling and/or recovery.

The regulations for the tyre sector introduced a full compliance scheme operated by Circol ELT, with a registration and reporting role for the Producer Register Limited (PRL).

In accordance with the regulations, a person who supplies tyres (or waste tyres) for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business to other persons, whether as manufacturer, wholesaler, supplier, trader, or retailer are legally obliged to join the collective compliance scheme operated by the approved body, Circol ELT.

Any businesses selling tyres, whether: importers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders or retailers, must Register with the Government Approved Body, Circol ELT.

Link to Circol ELT website

Advice for the general public

  • All tyre operators, including tyre retailers are obliged under the tyre regulations to join Circol ELT.
  • They must display their membership Certificate prominently in their outlet to show they are compliant.
  • Members of Circol ELT are compliant with the regulations and take responsibility for the waste arising from the sale of tyres.
  • Their tyre waste is collected by a Circol ELT Registered Collector and managed in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Play your part in protecting the environment. Only use a compliant Circol ELT tyre retailer.
  • Look out for the Circol ELT membership Certificate the next time you are getting your tyres changed.

Page last reviewed: 10/10/23

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