Do you produce or import car tyres? You must keep to the rules for the collection and processing of used car tyres. As a manufacturer or importer, you are responsible for the tyres until and including the waste phase (waste management). This is called producer responsibility.
What must you do?
You must among others:
- accept a used car tyre for every car tyre provided;
- accept a number of car tyres from the local council (the number depends on your market share);
- process the car tyres you accept in a useful and responsible manner.
You must also inform your local council what average percentage your share of new tyres is (calculated over the last 3 years). These tyres must initially be for use in the Netherlands.
Used tyres offered by the local council must be accepted within 9 weeks. At least 20 percent in weight of all used tyres must be recycled.
Waste management fee
You must inform RecyBEM and you must pay a waste management fee to RecyBEM for every tyre (new or used) that enters the Dutch market. RecyBEM is a mandatory collection and management system for used car tyres. For every tyre that enters the market, RecyBEM collects a used tyre, and manages recycling and processing of car tyres.
Extended producer responsibility
Recycling and waste management are priority topics for the EU, and the coming years will see a shift towards extended producer responsibility and recycling of waste. You can find more information on these ambitions on the Rijkswaterstaat Environment website.