Any stakeholder in the tyre supply chain, including tyre and vehicle importers, retailers, fleet operators, local governments, collectors, recyclers and the mining industry, can apply to particpate in the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme.
Tyre Importers and Vehicle Manufacturers and Importers
Tyre importers and vehicle manufacturers and importers means businesses or organisations that are engaged in tyre importing, vehicle importing or vehicle manufacturing and are first to supply a tyre to the domestic Australian market.
There will be a threshold for importers of small numbers of tyres. Tyre importers that import less than 1000 EPUsannually will not be charged the levy. For information on how the scheme is funded, please click here.
Local government is a government entity with powers and geographical distribution established by a state or the Northern Territory. A ‘Local Government’ can also be referred to as a local council, city, shire, town or municipality.
Local governments are encouraged to join the scheme under the Local Government category as operators of vehicles, and take responsibility for the environmentally sound use of the end-of-life tyres they generate through their own operations.
Local governments are also acknowledged as legal landfill managers and often act as custodians of illegally dumped end-of-life tyres.
Tyre recycler means a business or organisation recovering rubber, steel, textile and/or other materials and processing it into a form whereby it can be used as an intermediate product in the manufacture of tyre derived products, or to recover energy from end-of-life tyres.
An Applicant that satisfies the definitions of both Recycler and Collector is required to submit applications to be a Participant in both of these categories.
Miners mean businesses or organisations that are engaged in the exploration for, and extraction and primary processing of, minerals in Australia, including coal and petroleum.
Primary processing is taken to include the processing of minerals up to the first pouring of refined metal but fabrication beyond that stage is excluded.
There will be a threshold for importers of small numbers of tyres. Miners that import less than 1000 EPUs annually will not be expected to contribute funds. For information on how the Scheme is funded, please click here.