€700,000 is being made available to remove stockpiles of tyres from farms, with collection dates and venues announced.

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 8 tyres per square meter of any silage pit’s floor area.

In addition, since 1 October 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.


The collections, which represent a good geographical spread, will begin on Saturday, September 29 at Cootehill Mart, Co. Cavan.

Collections will also take place in New Ross Mart, Co. Wexford on Tuesday, October 9; Athenry Mart, Co Galway on Saturday, October 13 and Gort Drum Mines, Monard, Co Tipperary on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Farmers must bring their herd number to these collection centres for verification purposes.

Full details are available on www.farmplastics.ie