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, 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
Get ready for Oct 1st
Retailers need to prepare for the start of the scheme
- 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 at start of scheme
- 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 in time for the start of the scheme you will not have your waste collected by an authorised collector from October 1st.
They will collect your waste at no cost from your outlet
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. Once you are a Repak ELT member Authorised Collectors will collect scheme tyres at no cost from your outlet.
The liability is on retailer for excess tyres, so collectors data must be validated
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 delay in joining you are required to complete back reporting and you will be liable for the vEMC on all tyres from October 1st.
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 in time for the start of the scheme you will have your waste collection from Authorised Collectors halted. 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.