The ban goes into effect on December 1, and the TSA aims to develop viable markets for end-of-life tires (EOLTs) through a stewardship program.

The TSA says the program has multiple benefits, including turning waste into a useful product, creating new industries and new employment opportunities while reducing environmental damage from illegal dumping, storage and mismanagement of the EOLT.

TSA is concerned that as the ban approaches, increased activity in collecting used tires could occur and that there is a possibility that unused or separated farmland could be used to illegally dispose of or store used tires.

Unmanaged stocks can become the responsibility of the farmer or landowner in the event of illegal dumping and storage. TSA says it has witnessed such events firsthand and continues to monitor known stocks.

Australia produces 450,000 tonnes of EOLT each year, 75 percent of which is passenger, truck and bus tires.

Seventy-two percent of the EOLT is recovered for productive results, but the remainder is primarily disposed of (in licensed landfills or buried on-site when permitted), dumped or stored.

Over 110,000 tonnes of EOLT are generated by industries that use all-terrain tires (OTR), including mining, agriculture, construction and aviation. Less than 20 percent of these end-of-life tires are salvaged each year.

Recognizing the environmental, health and social impacts of these tires being mostly buried on site or in landfills, TSA is working on a government grant funded project to improve resource recovery rates from OTR tires for better results. sustainable.

TSA asks the following of farmers:
* If you see or hear about illegal dumping and storage of used tires on your farm or in your area, please notify the TSA.
* For used tire disposal, visit to find TSA accredited collectors and recyclers in your area.
* Make sure you are aware of your regulatory obligations. Your state regulator will be in the best position to guide you on how you can store and reuse used tires (such as silage weights) on your property.

Additional information can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] or by visiting