Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has advised farmers and farming communities to be that a waste export ban on all whole used tyres deadline is approaching.
Australian Farmers Warned
The ban comes into effect 1 December and TSA is aiming to develop viable markets for end-of-life tyres (EOLT) through a stewardship scheme.
TSA anticipates that as the ban approaches there may be an increase in tipping of tyres on remote farmland. The landowners would then become liable for clearing the waste.
TSA is asking the following of farmers:
* If you see or hear of illegal dumping and stockpiling of waste tyres on your farm or in your local area, please advise TSA.
* For the disposal of waste tyres, visit mytyresmychoice.com.au to find TSA-accredited collectors and recyclers in your area.
* Ensure you are aware of your regulatory obligations. Your state-based regulator will be best placed to guide you on how you can store and reuse waste tyres (such as for silage weights) on your property.