ERJ staff report (DS)
Johannesburg, South Africa - Producers and processors of tyres in South Africa must join the government-sponsored tyre disposal scheme this week. By law, manufacturers importers of tyres -- and of equipment which come with tyres fitted -- must register with the REDISA scheme by 21 September.
Failure to subscribe to the plan whilst continuing to manufacture or import tyres is an offence in terms of the Waste Tyre Regulations
Although tyre dealers are not required to subscribe to the scheme, they do have to register and provide information on the numbers and categories of waste tyres they generate.
Those who already have a stockpile of tyres should contact REDISA with the details of the location and an estimate of how many tyres are stored, listed by type (passenger, truck, agricultural, solid, earth-moving). REDISA will eventually work out a plan for the abatement of the stockpiles.
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