If you have used a vehicle before, you must have replaced the tyre of this vehicle at some point in time as they only run for a maximum of three to six years and require a replacement after that. Do you know what happened to the replaced piece - whether it was collected for recycling or dumped into the junkyard? Did it reach the recycling facility or never processed? If the latter is the case, it's gonna harm our environment badly. It can contaminate soil and pollute the atmosphere with the harmful chemicals and gases it releases over time during the process of degradation. EPR Compliance for Tyre Waste tries to resolve this problem to a great extent.
Considering the harmful effects of tyre waste and the prevention of the same, the government has introduced an amendment to the hazardous waste management rules of 2016 and added the ninth schedule to these rules which deals with the rules and regulations regarding tyre waste management. This schedule implements Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) provisions for the tyre waste as well. Now, the producers of tyre waste who are circulating this kind of harmful waste into the market will need to fulfil the annual compliance requirements under these rules from the EPR Registration for Tyre Waste, Fulfilment of EPR Obligations to the Filing of Annual Returns.
Highlights of the Service-
- Fulfilment of Extended Producer Responsibility for Tyre Waste
- Purchasing EPR Credits for Tyre Waste to Complete EPR Obligations
- Filing of Annual Sale - Purchase Data and Report of Recycled Tyre Waste
- Extended Legal Support for any Legal Notice and CPCB Queries
What is Tyre Waste?
The Waste Tyre producers and importers must fulfil compliances as per the rules. However, without the definition of the waste tyre and the term producer, compliance requirements are unclear. Rule 1(m) of Schedule IX defines ‘Tyre Waste’ as the tyre, tubes, and flaps that manufacturers or importers have not installed in a vehicle or that users have discarded and are no longer in use for their intended purpose. These are mostly the tyres replaced after wear and tear.
Which Businesses Need to Comply with Tyre Waste Management Rules?
The following businesses need to comply with the tyre waste management rules including the producers, manufacturers and importers of waste tyres. The term ‘producer’ covers the following business entities that need to fulfil their EPR obligations for each financial year-
- Domestic Manufacturer of new tyres
- Domestic Sellers who sell new tyres under their own Brand Name
- Sellers of imported new tyres
- Importers of vehicles with installed new tyres
- Domestic automobile manufacturers and sellers
- Importers of waste tyres
Note: The importers of tyre waste cannot import waste tyres for the production of pyrolysis oil and char. This is to prevent the accumulation of excessive hazardous waste in the country as the government is still struggling to dispose of the current waste production of the country in an environmentally safe and sound manner.