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A tyre supplier is defined in the regulations as a person who, for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business as a manufacturer, wholesaler, supplier, trader, or retailer, sells or otherwise supplies tyres or, as appropriate, waste tyres to other persons.
Obligations on Tyre Suppliers
Under the regulations, all tyre suppliers in Co. Louth were required to register with either Louth County Council or an approved compliance scheme by 1st February 2008. The Regulations impose reporting obligations on anyone who suppliers tyres to the Irish market, whether as manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders or retailers and on the collection of waste tyres. Registration is required annually.
Please note that under the regulations, tyre suppliers can only transfer waste tyres to authorised waste collectors who are in possession of a valid waste collection permit and are registered with either the Local Authority or an approved compliance scheme.
Details of the registration options are as follows:
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
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: (042) 939 2991
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:
Red Cow Interchange Estate
1 Ballymount Road
Tel: 01 - 461 8600