Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Most tyres can no longer be disposed of in landfill sites, although whole tyres can still be used by landfill sites for engineering purposes.
Tyres from heavy plant that have an outside diameter greater than 1.4 metres can still be disposed of at landfills that have a suitable permit.
If you have tyres to dispose of, ask your waste disposal contractor for disposal options in your area.
Alternatively, to find contractors in your area who can recycle or dispose of waste tyres, use the waste directory.
If your business recycles materials, both on or off your site, you must meet certain regulations to ensure you recycle safely and legally.
Current destinations for waste tyres include:
From 30 March 2016 In Scotland; Garages that replace tyres and collect waste tyres prior to disposal can register an exemption for their storage on site. Waste operators who collect waste tyres and store them prior to treatment or recycling will no longer be able to register an exemption with SEPA for the storage (paragraph 17) or treatement (paragraph 11) of waste tyres. A full Waste Management Licence will be required.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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