The government has made €700,000 available to remove stockpiles of tyres from farms in Ireland. The initiative is part of a range of measures to support the introduction of a new compliance scheme for tyres last year (REPAK ELT). Farm tyres will be collected at a subsidised rate for recycling at a number of bring-centres. IFFPG has agreed to operate bring-centres on behalf of the government. It is intended that collected tyres will be recycled at an Irish recycling facility, thereby supporting Irish jobs and the circular economy.
Farm Tyre Bring-centre dates 2018:
|Wexford||New Ross Mart||COMPLETED|
|Tipperary||Gortdrum Mines||Saturday 20th October 9am-5pm|
Bring – Centre Usage Guidelines:
- Farmers must bring herd number for verification
- Farmers pay at the subsidised rate of €15 per tonne for the first three tonnes of tyres
- Farmers pay at the market rate of €160 per tonne for every tonnes of tyres delivered thereafter
- Tyres must be delivered clean to bring-centres, with dirty tyres or tyres with rims rejected
If there is sufficient funding remaining following these bring-centres, further bring-centres may be announced.
Tyres per tonne:
One tonne of tyres equates to approximately:
110 car tyres or 14 lorry tyres or 7 rear tractor tyres (80-100hp)