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Circol ELT welcomes EPR scheme expansion

Circol ELT has welcomed Minister of State, Ossian Smyth’s announcement to expand the remit of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for tyres.

From 1st January, 2025, the scheme will include all categories of tyres set out in the Eighth Schedule of the Tyres Regulations (including Truck & Bus, Agri, Construction and Industrial).

This will formalise the Environmental Management Cost (EMC) for all tyres, ensuring their traceability and facilitating proper environmental management as they become waste at end of life.

Over the past five years, Circol ELT says it has sustainably managed over 96 per cent of passenger car, 4×4, van and motorcycle tyres placed on the market in Ireland. This equates to approximately four million tyres annually.

Bill Collins, chief executive of Circol ELT stated: “The inclusion of these categories will help us measure and manage outcomes for these tyres. Our systems are ready for this expansion and we intend for a smooth transition for all involved.”

Circol ELT says it is engaging in industry consultation with the various stakeholders involved in vehicle and tyre sales for the truck and bus, agricultural, construction and industrial sectors.

Anyone with queries about tyre compliance and their business’ waste obligations can contact Circol ELT on info@circolelt.ie or call 01 4618 600.