Welcome to the Tyre Retailers Toolbox


To help you with the sustainable management, recycling and productive use of end-of-life tyres in Australia, we have collected information specifically for tyre retailers on this page. Here you will find:

We will update this toolbox whenever there is something new we think you would find useful.

Answers to frequently asked questions


Why is it so hard to get used tyres collected at the moment?

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:

  • Encourage your customers to take up a Tyre Care Plan to extend the life of their tyres
  • Talk to your local TSA Accredited Tyre Collector about the challenges and working together on short-term fixes eg. collecting some, if not all, tyres
  • Be upfront with your customers about this issue – talk to them about short-term options such as taking their own used tyres to the local Waste Recycling Centre or paying you to do so
  • Tell us what you need – use our 'Ask Us A Question' form below

For more information, see the explainer we recently sent out to tyre retailers:

How can I source recycled tyre products?

Use our Tyre Derived Product (TPD) search tool.


What can I do about the upcoming export ban on whole and baled tyres from 1 December 2021? 

Participate in our TSA Baler's Transition Program.

What are the new Tyre Retailer Laws that will apply in Victoria from 1 July 2021? 

See our Victorian Tyre Retailer Laws fact sheet.

What should consumers know about choosing a Tyre Retailer accredited with TSA?

We've made a video that explains this to consumers - you can share it with your customers in-store or via your website and social media.


What are the processes used in TSA audits, assessment criteria for compliance and steps to resolve non-compliance?

We have prepared an Audit Handbook for Tyre Retailers, in which you will find everything you need to know about our assessment criteria and processes.

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