Who is a Retailer?
A Retailer is anyone who buys tyres or vehicles from a registered Producer member, even if these tyres are then resold to another retailer. Once the vEMC has been paid by your supplier – who is the first person to put the tyres on the market – as the second seller in the distribution chain you are the Retailer.
What the Regulations mean for you
- Retailers must join and report to Repak ELT online by the 15th of every month.
- You are prohibited from distributing tyres supplied to you from a Producer who is not registered with the PRL or who does not display their registration number on their paperwork.
- You must pay the vEMC to your tyre or vehicle suppliers and charge this vEMC to your customers.
- You must display the vEMC as a line item when selling a tyre.
- You must display your Repak ELT member certificate.
How to complete your compliance
- Join Repak ELT.
- Make sure your reporting is up to date.
- Adjust your software/ till system to show the vEMC.
- Reduce the tyre waste at your outlet.
- Declare your opening stock of new tyres.
- Display your Repak ELT membership certificate prominently in your business.
- Brief your staff.
- Check your suppliers are members of Repak ELT and registered with the PRL.
Repak ELT provides a network of Repak ELT Registered Collectors. These Repak ELT 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.
Choose your collector:
Repak ELT Registered 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. Repak ELT Registered Collectors will collect from Repak ELT members at no cost to your outlet.
The liability is on the Retailer for excess tyres, so Collector data must be validated.
Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)
The vEMC is charged by the seller and paid by the customer at each step of 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 Management Cost (vEMC) must be listed separately everywhere the price of the tyres is shown – on your website, invoices, receipts, catalogues etc.
If you delay in joining, you are required to complete back reporting and you will be liable for the vEMC on all tyres from October 1st 2017.
There are currently two categories of tyres that have a vEMC. Motorcycle tyres have a vEMC of €1.80 (€1.85 including VAT) and Passenger car tyres have a vEMC of €2.80 (€3.44 including 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.
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 will halt the collection of waste tyres until your returns are brought up to date.
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.
For more guidance on reporting click here.
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.
- Producer register list
- All tyre operators must be registered with Repak ELT.
- All producers must be registered with PRL.
- All producers need to display PRL number on paperwork.
- You are prohibited from sourcing tyres from any business not registered with Repak ELT.
Delaying joining could cause you to be liable for the visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) from October 1st 2017. If you have not joined the scheme you will not be able to use a Repak ELT Registered Collector for your waste collection. Repak ELT Registered Collectors are prohibited from collecting from outlets who are not members of Repak ELT. Back reporting will be due from October 1st regardless of when you join – this is a requirement for membership.