dealing 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;
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;
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.
2. All Participants in the Tyre Stewardship 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).
In addition to the general commitments set out above, Collectors commit to:
a) Ensure all end-of-life tyres collected from retail and other outlets with a Recycling gate fee are passed to domestic tyre recyclers accredited by TSA as participants in the scheme.
b) Provide data to TSA on the type and number of tyre EPU provided to tyre collectors and/or recyclers for the specified reporting period.
b) Deal ethically and transparently with retailers and other outlets, specifically in relation to the fees and charges associated with disposal of end-of-life tyres.
Guidance on Meeting the Commitments
All end-of-life tyres to go to environmentally sound use
Before being approved by TSA to join the scheme, collectors need to demonstrate they have arrangements in place that ensure all end-of-life tyres they collect from scheme Participants will go to an environmentally sound use.
Claims about recycling end-of-life tyres
Collectors who are Participants in the scheme are in a position to explain any claims made to retailers and other outlets about the destination of end-of-life tyres they collect.
Collectors must retain copies of all dockets/receipts from retailers, fleet operators, local governments and recyclers for TSA auditing purposes, including where the Standard Scheme Docket is used.
Use of the Standard Scheme Docket does not replace any obligation to complete a waste tracking certificate when required by state and territory environment agencies.
Collectors that are also recyclers are required to apply for status in both categories.
For the purposes of participation in the scheme, businesses that operate as both collectors and recyclers will need to be clear about how they are to meet the two sets of commitments.