End of Life Tyres


There are over 4 million tyres placed on the Irish Market each year. In 2022, Over 35,500 tonnes of waste tyres were collected and processed. Waste tyres are not in themselves a hazardous waste but have the potential to pose a threat to the atmosphere, to land, soil, water, plants and animals if disposed of incorrectly.



The Waste Management (Tyres and waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 are designed to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres from the time they are discarded until they are either reused or processed for recycling and/or recovery. The regulations came into effect on 1st January 2018. These Regulations set out the legal obligations for entities who have tyres as part of their business. 



In accordance with the Regulations, any business which sells tyres (or waste tyres), whether as manufacturer, wholesaler, supplier, trader, or retailer and collectors of waste tyres (including facilities dealing in end-of-life vehicles) has an obligation to register with a compliance scheme operated by the approved body. The only approved body for this purpose is Circol ELT. If you are unsure whether you have an obligation, please contact Circol ELT.

Phone: 01-4618600

Email: info@circolelt.ie

The scheme is based on the Producer Responsibility Model.

Further information is available on The Producer Register Ltd website