Simple Steps for joining Repak ELT



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 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 registrations 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 Authorised Collectors. These Authorised 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 an Authorised Collector.

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)
Retailers are prohibited from giving tyres directly to Farmers. Authorised 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.



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

Late joining


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 an Authorised Collector for your waste collection.  Authorised scheme 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.




  • 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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