New structures for tyres and waste tyres were introduced on 1st October 2017 to address the chronic problem of waste tyres in Ireland. These new structures were given effect by the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 400 of 2017).
The scheme is operated by Repak ELT, with a registration and reporting role for the Producer Register Limited (PRL). All tyre producers and retailers are statutorily obliged to be members of the scheme.
In establishing the scheme, it was agreed that a review of the data flow and scheme operation would be undertaken at 6 and 12 months after its introduction. The scheme was kept under close review for the initial six months and three amendments were carried out to the Regulations.
The Department engaged an independent body, RPS Group, to carry out a review of year 1 of the operation of the scheme. The completed review is now available to view or download.