Deering reminds farmers to avail of opportunity to remove Stockpiles of Tyres on their farms

28th September, 2018

Pat Deering TD, Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture today reminded farmers that the removal of tyre stockpiles on farms starts tomorrow Saturday, September 29th 2018.
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, made €700,000 available to help farmers remove tyre stockpiles on their farms and the Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG), the national farm plastics recycling compliance scheme, has agreed to undertake this work.
Deering said “Removal of tyres from farms will take place through four (4) national bring centre collection points over the next three weeks beginning Saturday September 29th.
Deering added “The Minister made €1 million available in funding last year for local authorities to deal with the clean-up of existing stockpiles of tyres across the country. He did this to support the introduction of a new compliance scheme for tyres and waste tyres from 1 October 2017. At that time the Minister also indicated that he would look at the issue of tyres on farms.
We are now following through on that commitment through the allocation of €700,000 to help farmers remove stockpiles on their farms. I welcome the logistical and awareness support received from the IFA and particularly from the IFA County Chairs where each of the collections are being held over the next three weeks,” stated the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee Chairman.
The collections, which represent a good geographical spread, will begin on Saturday 29th September at
Cootehill Mart, Co. Cavan from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m;
New Ross Mart, Co. Wexford on Tuesday 9th October;
Athenry Mart, Co. Galway on Saturday 13th October;
Gort Drum Mines, Monard, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 20th October 2018.

“The funding that has been allocated for stockpile collections will give farmers an opportunity to remove unwanted tyres from their farms and they can be assured these tyres will be treated in an environmentally sound manner,” concluded the Carlow TD.
Farmers must bring their herd number to these collection centres for verification purposes. Full details are available on www.farmplastics.ie.