Circol ELT is a company limited by guaranteed set up to operate the tyre compliance scheme. We operate under government approval as set out in the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste tyres) Regulations 2017. These Regulations set out the legal obligations for entities who have tyres as part of their business. Members who join the scheme have their legal compliance covered for their waste tyres.Regulation’s SI. 400
While currently only motorcycle and passenger car tyres have a visible Environmental Management Cost legislated for:
All tyres should be reported under the current Regulations
The Government announced in their Waste Action plan for the circular economy 2020 that a visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) will be introduced for all tyre categories. The vEMC will regulate the recycling of all tyre categories to ensure they are all accounted for and managed sustainably through recycling.
Any business which sells tyres, puts goods with tyres onto the market or has tyre waste has an obligation to join Circol ELT under the tyre Regulations.
Members have passenger car, 4x4, van and motorcycle collected free of charge. Once all reporting and membership requirements are up to date.
If you are unsure whether you have an obligation please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 4618 600.Join Today
Any operator who has tyres as a component of their business may be obligated to join Circol ELT's tyre compliance scheme.
A Producer is the first person to put a tyre on the Irish market (as a tyre sale or vehicle). These tyres may be sold to other retailers, other retail outlets and/or the general public. The Producer is the first to pay the visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) to the scheme, which is then passed onto their customer.
Producers are also required to register with The Producer Register Ltd. (01 5522606)
An operator purchasing a tyre from another registered member of the scheme is the retailer for these tyres.
An operator buying and selling tyres within the Republic of Ireland is deemed the Retailer.
Fully compliant members can avail of free collection of waste tyres covered by the vEMC.
An ATF is an Authorised Treatment Facility that has a Waste Facility Permit issued by the local authority allowing them to accept end of life vehicles.
An operator who incidentally collects or transports waste tyres during the course of their business may need to register with Circol ELT for their NWCPO permit.
While Circol ELT does not have a direct enforcement role, we work with all agencies involved in overseeing the Regulations and support them on a daily basis in challenging non-compliance.Find Out More