Simple Steps for joining Repak ELT

ATF

Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)

Who is an ATF?

 

An ATF is an Authorised Treatment Facility that has a Waste Facility Permit issued by the local authority allowing you to accept End-of-Life Vehicles.

The End of life Vehicle Environmental Scheme (elves.ie) monitor ATF’s to ensure they are meeting the environmental requirements of the ELV Regulations. 

ATF’s are required to display their Waste Permit number and their Repak ELT Membership Certificate.

Tyres recorded from ATF’s will globally be added to the motor industry figures for ELV targets.

What regulations mean for you

 

 

ATF’s must join and report to Repak ELT.

Reporting is done online by the 15th of every month for the previous months tyres

You must display your Repak ELT member certificate

Steps to joining Repak ELT

The tyre compliance scheme began on October 1st 2017.  If you are not already a member you need to join to complete your compliance obligations.  Below are four steps to becoming a member of Repak ELT

  • Join Repak ELT 
  • Complete your back reporting from October 1st 2017
  • Declare your opening stock of waste tyres at start of scheme
  • Display your Repak ELT membership certificate prominently in your business

Collection

 

Repak ELT provides a network of Authorised Collectors for our members.  These Authorised Collectors will only collect scheme tyres from scheme members.  They are prohibited from collecting waste from non-members.  If you have not joined in time for the start of the scheme you will not have your waste collected by an authorised collector from October 1st.

Tyres in an ATF will have had an Environmental Management Cost paid against them during their life time.  This makes them eligible for collection from your facility no cost.

Choose your collector:

Repak ELT Authorised collectors are contracted to Repak ELT to collect our members tyres.  You may select a collector of your choice here (link to collector list)

ATF’s are prohibited from giving tyres directly to Farmers.  Farmers must register (free of charge) with Repak ELT to get tyres for their silage pits from Authorised Collectors.

Reporting

All reporting is online through our secure data portal.  The reporting window is open from the 1st to the 15th of each month.  Late reporting may delay the processing of your waste collection. 

ATF’s must report

As an ATF you must report monthly on the below:

  • The number of tyres arising from processed ELVs
  • The number of ELVs processed through to COD stage
  • The number of tyres sold as part-worn tyres
  • The number of waste tyres collected by your Authorised Waste Collector

For more guidance on reporting click here.

 

 

Late Joining

 

If you are not joined in time for the start of the scheme you may have your waste collection interrupted. Only Repak ELT members will have waste collections from authorised collectors.  Authorised scheme collectors are prohibited from collecting from outlets who are not members of Repak ELT.

FAQ

 

Retailers

  • Who is a Tyre Retailer?

    A tyre Retailer is outlined in the new tyre regulations as a person who for the purpose of trade or otherwise, in the course of business sells or otherwise supplies tyres to other persons

  • How will waste at retail outlets be managed at the start of the scheme?

    Retailers are advised to reduced all stocks of waste tyres in the lead up to the start of the scheme, as they will have to pay the relevant vEMC on all waste tyres after October 1st.

  • How will the vEMC be managed?

    The vEMC is charged by the Producer who is the first person to put the tyre on the market.  They pay the scheme the vEMC.  Each operator in the distribution chain charges the vEMC at point of sale, concluding at the retail outlet.  Waste generate through the scheme is picked up by Authorised Collectors at no charge to the outlet.

  • When is the vEMC due on opening stock?

    The vEMC due on opening stock will be invoiced as these tyres are sold.

  • When will Authorised collectors begin collection?

    From Monday 2nd October Authorised Collectors will be only collecting from member outlets. They will be prohibited from collecting from non members.

  • How will opening stock be dealt with?

    Retailers must declare opening retail stock.  The vEMC on opening stock is paid as the tyres are sold.  The declaration is important to indicate the volume of waste that will be arising from the Retail outlet during the opening months of the scheme.

  • Are you prohibited from buying from producer within state if they are not registered?

    Yes.  The regulations state that you may only purchase from a registered Producer.

  • How do I know if I am an accidental producer?

    If you are the first person to put a tyre or vehicle onto the market – you are the producer for these tyres.  If you import directly from outside the state you are the producer for these tyres.

  • Will late reporting affect my free collection?

    Yes. Your business must keep up to date with your reporting requirements. If you are late submitting your data the scheme will not have sufficient details and will halt collections.

  • Can I report by weight?

    No. All reporting is by unit

  • I am a Retailer and a Producer -how do I manage opening stock?

    Retailers must declare opening retail stock. If you have tyres (Producer tyres) for distribution to other retailers you do not have to declare these. The vEMC on opening stock is paid as the tyres are sold. The declaration is important to indicate the volume of waste that will be arising from the Retail outlet during the opening months of the scheme.

  • How do I choose an Authorised Collector?

    You can choose an Authorised Collector from the list

    Authorised Collectors may only collect from member outlets and are prohibited from collecting from non members.

  • Can I have more than one collector?

    You may have more than one collector if your business requires.

  • How do I mange the vEMC on tyres a consumer brings in to be fitted?

    The vEMC is related to the new tyre being fitted. If you are fitting a new tyre a customer has brought into your outlet, you must still charge the vEMC for this tyre at the relevant rate.

  • Do you have to report tyres sold to small garages even if you take their waste

    Yes. All tyre movements must be reported to ensure a clear picture of where potential waste tyres are. While you may have their waste, Repak ELT still needs to track where the tyres you fitted have gone.

  • What happens with contract tyres that are sold – but the waste must be held for one month – reporting?

    Contact Repak ELT if you feel that the numbers of contract tyres going through your business could make your reporting look incomplete.

  • What would cause an audit to be carried out?

    Random routine audits will be carried out on an ongoing basis by Repak ELT. If you fail to report or a mistake is found with your reporting you will be contacted by Repak ELT. Persistent late and or mis reporting could cause an audit process to be undertaken.

  • Who enforces the retail sector?

    The Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLA ) coordinate the enforcement of the retail sector supported by the local authorities.

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste tyres) Regulations 2017 came into effect on October 1st. Are you ready to join?

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