Once the vEMC has been paid by your supplier, who is the first person to put the tyres on the market, you are the Retailer.
If you buy a vehicle off a registered Producer you are the retailer of the tyres on the vehicle, even if you sell the vehicle to another business. If you take a trade in from a customer, you are also the retailer for this vehicle and its tyres, as it has been on the market before you bought it.
What do the regulations mean for you?
Retailers must join and report to Repak ELT online by the 15th of every month.
You must pay the vEMC to your tyre or vehicle suppliers and charge this vEMC to your customers. For vehicle sales you are not obliged to show the vEMC, though you may choose to show it as a separate line item.
You must display the vEMC as a line item when selling a tyre
You must display your Repak ELT member certificate
How to join
- Register with Repak ELT
- Make sure your reporting is up to date
- Adjust your software/ till system to show the vEM
- Declare your opening stock of new tyres at start of scheme
- Display your Repak ELT membership certificate prominently in your business
Repak ELT provides a network of Registered Repak ELT Collectors. These Registered Collectors will only collect scheme tyres from scheme members and are prohibited from collecting waste from non-members. If you have not joined the scheme you will not have your waste collected by a Repak ELT Registered Collector.
Registered Repak ELT Collectors collect your scheme tyre waste at no cost from your outlet. Scheme tyres are those where the vEMC has been paid and they have been reported.
Choose your collector:
Registered Repak ELT Collectors are contracted to Repak ELT to collect our members tyres. You may select a collector of your choice here (link to collector list)
Retailers are prohibited from giving tyres directly to Farmers. Once you are a Repak ELT member, Registered Repak ELT Collectors will collect scheme tyres at no cost from your outlet.
Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)
The vEMC is charged to the customer and paid back to the Producer and or supplier, throughout the distribution chain concluding at retail level. You pay the vEMC to your supplier when you buy your tyres. You must in turn charge your customers the vEMC with every sale.
The visible Environmental Cost (vEMC) must be listed separately everywhere the price of the tyres is shown. On your website, invoices, receipts, catalogues etc.
If you have not joined you will be liable for the vEMC due on all tyres from October 1st 2017.
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.
Retailers must report
Number of tyres
- Bought by supplier
- Sold (if to another business this must be reported so the tyres can be tracked to end of life)
- Waste (collected) by collector used
Check your Producer
Under the new regulations retailers may only purchase tyres from a Producer who is a member of Repak ELT and registered with the Producer Register. You should check your suppliers are compliant and only use a compliant Producer.
If you have not joined the scheme you are still liable for any visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) due from October 1st 2017. You will not be able to use a Repak ELT Registered Collector. Only Repak ELT members will have waste collections from Repak ELT Registered Collectors. Repak ELT Registered Collectors are prohibited from collecting from outlets who are not members of Repak ELT.