Kilkenny farmers can avail of a special bring centre for tyre recycling next week.
Under the scheme the first 3 tonnes of tyres will cost a farmer just €15 to recycle - compared to a usual fee of €160 per tonne!
The Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) organised a number of national locations for the farm tyre collection bring centres.
Closest to Kilkenny farmers will be New Ross Mart next Tuesday, October 9, and Gortdrum Mines, Monard, Co. Tipperary, on Saturday, October 20.
Farmers are urged to get to the bring centres early as the first bring centre, in Cavan, saw long tail backs.
Bring – Centre Usage Guidelines:
* Farmers must bring herd number for verification
* Farmers pay at the subsidised rate of €15 per tonne for the first three tonnes of tyres
* Farmers pay at the market rate of €160 per tonne for every tonnes of tyres delivered thereafter
* Tyres must be delivered clean to bring-centres, with dirty tyres or tyres with rims rejected
Tyres per tonne:
One tonne of tyres equates to approximately:
110 car tyres or 14 lorry tyres or 7 rear tractor tyres (80-100hp)
The focus of the centres will be directed at the recycling of old tyres from farmyards. The funding was recently granted by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten.
Under the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017, farmers are not allowed to stockpile tyres on farms. Where farmers use tyres to cover silage, they are prohibited from having more than eight tyres per square metre of any silage pit’s floor area.
Since October 1, 2017, any farmer who wishes to take in waste tyres for the purposes of anchoring silage must register with the new tyre compliance Scheme, Repak ELT.