Farmers Encouraged to Recycle Used Tyres at New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers.

Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old and worn tyres which can no-longer be used to anchor silage pits.”

Since then a lot of work has taken place and the recent announcement of the bring centre dates, is delivery of Minister Naughten’s commitment to IFA.

“The bring centres will begin in Cootehill Mart, Co. Cavan on Saturday 29th September. It is important that farmers have a look around their farm-yards, gather up any used tyres and support this worthwhile initiative” he concluded.

The dates for the waste tyre bring-centres are as follows:

Saturday 29th September Cootehill Mart, Co. Cavan 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9th October New Ross Mart, Co. Wexford 9am to 5pm
Saturday 13th October Athenry Mart, Co. Galway 9am to 5pm
Saturday 20th October Gortdrum Mines, Monard 9am to 5pm

This service is only available to farmers and approximately up to 3 tonnes of tyres (330 car tyres) can be recycled for only €45.

Full information is available on www.farmplastics.ie

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