Shredders to Ban Used Tyres - Tire Review Magazine

Shredders to Ban Used Tyres

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The 16 member companies of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) are to ban tyres from their feedstock, the BMRA has announced.

The ban will come into force on July 7. The announcements leaves question marks over where vehicle dismantlers who do not have tyre recovery arrangements will dispose of their tyres. Up till now, the BMRA had recommended a charge of £1.50 for each tyre delivered.

“Suppliers found to deliberately conceal tyres in loads or bales will not be tolerated, and defaulters may find themselves banned,” BRMA director general Lindsay Millington, told the letsrecycle.com Web site. She promised that there would be "a crackdown on illegal operators who flout the end-of-life vehicle regulations requirement that tyres must be removed as part of the de-pollution process. BMRA shredder operators have agreed a common position that suppliers found to deliberately conceal tyres in loads or bales will not be tolerated, and defaulters may find themselves banned.”

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