If you are in the tyre industry, join this voluntary national scheme and play your part in ensuring end-of-life tyres go to sustainable end uses.
The Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme is designed to increase resource recovery and recycling and to minimise the environmental, health and safety impacts of all end-of-life tyres generated in Australia; and develop Australia’s tyre recycling industry and markets for tyre derived products.
Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme accredited participants are committed to a professional and environmentally responsible Australian tyre industry.
The Scheme is designed to be transparent in its operation and as such organisations seeking accreditation will be required to report regularly on their end-of-life tyre stewardship actions. Individual reporting plans will be established with each accredited organisation based on the nature of their business and position on the tyre supply to end-of-life chain.
As part of the ongoing maintenance of accreditation under the Scheme, TSA will undertake a program of occasional auditing of accredited organisations to ensure the independent verification of agreed end-of life-tyre stewardship actions. Audits will be undertaken in reasonable business hours and after reasonable notice.
A strong and well resourced audit regime is essential in order to protect the credibility of the scheme and the interests of Participants. More information on auditing can be found here.
Obtaining accreditation is an individually managed process based on initial submission of information and subject to consultation between TSA and the organisation seeking accreditation. Initial inquires and submissions for accreditation can be made via online forms contained on this website.
Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme accredtited participants commit to:
- support the objectives of the scheme;
- deal transparently and ethically with others involved in the tyre supply chain, including consumers;
- promote the scheme to the community, other businesses and organisations, including through the development and implementation of an individual Action Plan (available for download in the Resources section of this website);
- use the scheme’s branding and logo and adhere to the conditions that apply to that use, as set out in Part B of the Guidelines for the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme;
- comply with relevant laws and practices, including those that apply to the environment and occupational health and safety; and
- co-operate with surveys that are undertaken from time to time, and with random or risk based audits as instigated by TSA. This includes retaining and, on request, providing to TSA the documentation specified in the relevant guidance on documentation in these Guidelines.
All Participants in the scheme also commit to contribute to:
- the environmentally sound use of end-of-life tyres;
- elimination of the inappropriate export of baled tyres from Australia;
- elimination of the illegal dumping of end-of-life tyres;
- elimination of disposal of end-of-life tyres to landfill (except where no viable alternative is available and subject to state and territory legislation; for example, in rural and remote areas where appropriate recycling facilities are not available, or transportation costs are prohibitive).
Participation in the scheme is voluntary. A business or organisation that joins the scheme is required to comply with commitments that apply to them.
Becoming accredited under the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme carries no cost to the organisation seeking accreditation, but it does carry a requirement for regular reporting. Commitments and reporting requirements vary for each participant category depending on the nature of business being conducted, these can be viewed here.