Household recycling centres to stop accepting vehicle tyres

Household Recycling Centres in Gloucestershire will no longer accept vehicle tyres from April.

The change will come into effect on Saturday 1 April 2023.

Residents can dispose of car and motorcycle tyres through local garages and dealers, who will recycle them for a small fee.

Most residents are already disposing of their tyres in this way and the council will save around £50,000 a year by making this change. It will also prevent any tyre waste from businesses being subsidised by the council and the tax payer.

Councillor David Gray, Cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “This change to stop accepting tyres at our Household Recycling Centres will help the council save tax payers’ money that can be spent in better ways for our residents.”

Vehicle tyres are not classified as household waste and will no longer be accepted by the council’s Household Recycling Centres.

Any business which offers to collect tyres should be authorised to do so, such as a reputable garage or tyre fitting company.

Bicycle tyres and inner tubes will continue to be accepted at Household Recycling Centres.

Household Recycling Centres cannot accept business waste, and business owners have a legal duty to manage their waste responsibly. For more information on how and where to dispose of business waste, visit https://www.rightwasterightplace.com/.

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