Simple Steps for joining Repak ELT



Who is a Producer?

The first person to put the tyre on the market (as a tyre sale or on a vehicle) is the Producer.  As a Producer you must join Repak ELT and register with the Producer Register limited (PRL) at 

Under the regulations you must charge the vEMC due on each tyre sold and show it as a separate line item where the sale price of the tyre is shown. 

What do the regulations mean for you?


  • You must join and report to Repak ELT.
  • You must register and report to the PRL and may avail of the opportunity to opt in to share your data securely and confidentially with Repak ELT.
  • You must charge the vEMC due on each tyre sold, as a separate line item.
  • You must display your Repak ELT membership certificate.
  • A producer is prohibited from placing tyres on the market if you are not registered with PRL.
  • A producer who is established in another Member State or a country outside of the European Union may, by way of exception to Regulation 9, appoint an authorised representative to fulfil the obligations of that producer pursuant to these Regulations.


8 simple steps for joining Repak ELT

1.  Complete your membership application for Repak ELT.

2.  Email to request your login details.

3.  Complete your back reporting and opening stock for retail tyres.

4.  Adjust your software/ till system to show the vEMC.

5.  Check that your customers have joined the scheme.

6.  Display your Repak ELT membership certificate prominently in your business.

7.  Register with PRL and display PRL number on all documents.

8.  Brief your staff and customers.

Reporting is completed from 1st to 15th of each month.

Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)


As the first person to put the tyre on to the market you must charge the vEMC to you customer. Your reporting will indicate an aggregate of the level of vEMC you have charged to your customers each month and you will be invoiced by Repak ELT for this amount. 

The vEMC is paid to you by your customer and they then charge it on to their customer, which carries down throughout the distribution chain concluding at retail level. The vEMC is paid back to the tyre supplier at each step in the chain. 

The visible Environmental Cost (vEMC) must be listed separately everywhere the price of the tyres is shown – on your website, invoices, receipts, catalogues etc.

There are currently two categories of tyres that have a vEMC. Motorcycle tyres have a vEMC of €1.50 (€1.85 including 23% VAT) and Passenger car tyres have a vEMC of €2.80 (€3.44 including 23% VAT)

Passenger car tyres include those for passenger cars, 4 x 4 vehicles and vans.  This category also covers tyres for car trailers and livestock trailers.

Passenger car tyres are categorised in the Regulations as tyres up to the weight of 13kg.  The relevant vEMC must be charged on a tyre whether it goes on the vehicle or trailer.


Producers report to Repak ELT and the PRL. You also have the opportunity to share your data securely and confidentially with Repak ELT.

Producer Obligations

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 define a ‘Retailer’ as anyone who “for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business as a wholesaler or supplier, sells or otherwise supplies tyres to other persons”. Repak ELT are the Approved Body tasked with tracking and monitoring all such activity.

Part 2 of the Third Schedule in the tyre Regulations outlines the reporting requirements for Retailers to Repak ELT.

In summary, this covers all tyre purchases, sales and waste tyres collected.

This data is critical to allow Repak ELT to track and monitor all tyres through the supply chain and to offer collection of waste tyres from all compliant members on a 1 for 1, like for like basis.

If a member fails to report correctly it may result in having their collections suspended until issues are addressed.

Any business that places tyres onto the Irish market for the first time is defined as a ‘Producer’ and this is a subset of Retailers. These tyres can be in the form of replacement tyres or as parts attached to vehicles and implements.

If you are a Producer then you are required to report every month all tyres sold from an imported source to the PRL, as well as the following to Repak ELT:


·        All local purchases from Republic of Ireland-based suppliers.

·        All purchases from outside the Republic of Ireland as bought from themselves.


·        Any tyres which the Producer may have fitted to a vehicle but which the Producer did not actually sell.


·         All tyres sold to trade (B2B) and General Public (B2C)

Waste Tyres Collected:

·        All waste tyres collected

Tyres with zero rated vEMC must also be reported


Late joining


You are obligated for all reporting and fees arising from the start of the Repak ELT tyre compliance scheme (October 1st 2017) regardless of when you join. 




  • Who is a tyre Producer?

    A Producer is the first person to put the tyre on the market. They can be a manufacturer, wholesaler, tyre importer, vehicle importer, retreader or retailer importing directly.

  • 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 vEMC to the scheme. Each operator in the distribution chain charges the vEMC at point of sale, concluding at the retail outlet. Waste generated through the scheme is picked up by Repak ELT Registered Collectors at no charge to the outlet.

  • How will opening stock be dealt with?

    Producers must give opening stock for retail tyres i.e. tyres that have already come onto the market.  Tyres you have imported directly are not deemed to be ‘on the market’ until you sell them and do not need to be declared in opening stock.

  • If you export tyres to the North do you have to charge the vEMC?

    No. Tyre exported outside the state are not subject to the vEMC.

  • What is the opt in option and what is its purpose?

    Repak ELT’s security system for data reporting is both confidential and secure. If as a Producer you wish to share you data from your PRL reporting you can click on the ‘Opt in’ button and your details will be securely uploaded to the Repak ELT reporting portal.

  • Can I report by weight?

    No. All reporting is by unit.

  • How will PWT being imported be managed?

    All second hand, part worn tyres must be reported to the PRL. They are covered with the same regulations as new tyres and must be reported at each step in the distribution chain.

  • How do I manage tyres with zero vEMC?

    For tyres with a zero rated vEMC you will continue to pay the disposal charge to your Repak ELT Registered Collector. Even though they are zero rated these tyres must be reported and may only be collected by a Repak ELT Registered Collector.

  • What kind of files can be uploaded for reporting?

    There are a number of options to make your reporting easier and to eliminate the need for manual input of data. Contact to discuss your reporting options

  • When does the vEMC need to be paid?

    The Producer (first person to put the tyre on the market)pays the vEMC at point of sale. The vEMC is then charged through the sales chain.

  • Is there help available to get the vEMC onto software systems?

    Yes Repak ELT can help you streamline your reporting. Email to request further details.

  • What rate of VAT is charged on vEMC?


  • Who enforces the Producer sector?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces producer compliance.

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

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