Farmers

Tyre Suppliers | Tyre Producers | Waste Collectors | Recovery Operators | Farmers

Under the regulations, a farmer means any person who derives their livelihood from the pursuit of agriculture.

Obligations on Farmers

Under the regulations, a farmer may store waste tyres for the purpose of anchoring silage covering, subject to a maximum of 8 tyres per square metre of any silage pit’s floor area.

All farmers are obliged to ensure that waste tyres are stored in an environmentally sound manner, including any manner which would not endanger human health or harm the environment, and in particular would not —

  • create a risk to waters, the atmosphere, land, soil, plants or animals,
  • adversely affect the visual impact on the landscape,
  • pose a fire risk by virtue of the manner in which the waste tyres are being stored or, as appropriate,
  • be mixed with other waste streams when stored.

Farmers can only transfer waste tyres to an authorised and registered waste collector, or recovery operator, or to a Local Authority providing a collection or management service.

Registration Options

Option 1 -Self Comply through registration with Louth County Council

If you choose to register as a tyre supplier with Louth County Council, you must register each premises located within Co. Louth that is used for the supply of tyres, or used for the storage of tyres prior to supply. A completed tyre supplier registration form, a waste management plan, auditor’s certificate and the relevant fee should be submitted to the Environmental Compliance Section of Louth County Council. The Environmental Compliance Section can be contacted for an application form at the following address:

Louth County Council
Town Hall
Crowe Street
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: (042) 939 2991

Email: tyres@louthcoco.ie

Registration with the Local Authority also requires the applicant to submit quarterly reports to the Local Authority, and annual reports to the Environmental Protection Agency. There is also a requirement to re-register annually with the Local Authority and prepare annual waste management plans and reports.

Option 2 - Repak ELT

If you choose to register as a tyre supplier with Repak ELT, please submit a completed registration form and the appropriate fee to Repak ELT. The application form can be downloaded from www.repakelt.ie and completed applications can be posted to the following address:

REPAK ELT
Red Cow Interchange Estate
1 Ballymount Road
Clondalkin
Dublin 22
Tel: 01 - 461 8600

Website: www.repakelt.ie