Why is it so hard to get used tyres collected?

There is currently a perfect storm of factors disrupting tyre collections and pushing up costs for everyone in the supply chain, including:

  • Global shipping crisis
  • Labour shortages
  • Export ban on whole and baled tyres
  • Local markets not yet able to consume volume of used tyres fast enough
  • Geopolitical volatility

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. We’re going to feel under pressure for some time while we adjust to changes in the market.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do - click here to see the explainer we recently sent out to retailers, or visit our Tyre Retailers Toolbox.