About UTWG

Group’s Purpose

  • Address positively the requirements of the Landfill Directive and other relevant legislation and practices;
  • Achieve a wider recognition of the associated issues by industry, Government and other parties; and
  • Produce an annual report to Government including high quality information on sector performance, prospects and trends.

Group’s Background and Composition

The Used Tyre Working Group was formed in 1995 to act as a link between industry and Government on used tyre recovery issues. It is formed of the Directors of the four tyre trade associations, together with a number of industry representatives, and officials from the Environment Agency and the Department of Trade and Industry. A full list of members is below:

Mr A J Dorken – Director, British Rubber Manufacturers’ Association
Mr R Edy – Director, National Tyre Distributors Association
Ms S Ikin – Director, Retread Manufacturers Association
Mr P Taylor – Director, Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Association
Mr J Cooper – Environment Agency
Mr P Hallett – Department of Trade and Industry
Mr T Allen – Managing Director, Environmental Tyre Disposal Ltd
Mr I Bryan – Chief Executive, Waste Per Se
Mr J Campbell – Managing Director, REG UK
Mr G Holmes – Commercial Director, Sapphire Energy Recovery
Mr A Pollard – Kumho Tyres
Mr G Oliver – Managing Director, C-Tyres
Mr P Gaster – Managing Director, Kings Road Tyres & Repairs Ltd

We are in the process of setting up a used tyre recycling plant in South Wales, UK. We plan to collect used car tyres and then to shred them into crumbs and granulate for recycling. If anyone is interested in either having their tyres taken away or in buying rubber crumb or rubber granulate please contact me.

I am inviting comments from people in waste management about the current state of UK legislation regarding the reuse of waste tyres for other purposes.
From: Jonathan Priddey Reply

Will the landfilling of catapillar tracks for site machinery be subject to the same resrictions as regular tyre? If yes, is there a company who is able to recycle them?
From: John Matthews Reply

I am looking for a scottish company (if possible) to supply up to 70 tonnes of rubber chippings for an outdoor exercise arena for my horses. Chippings need to be betwen 10 – 25 mm. Can anyone help provide a name and address?
From: Lyn Lewis Reply

Is there a company out there who have a waste tyre collection in Cornwall
From: Sarah Reply

Can anybody tell me where I can find information on what is classed as a ‘Shredded Tyre’? And any ne EU laws coming into place.
From: Adam Reply

How does an Education and Training establishment dispose of their tyres legally, whilst conforming to BS 14001.
From: Alex McGowan Reply

I am looking for a company that makes walls out of old tyres by wiring them together. Making wall sections suitable to make a sugar beet clamp on a farm.
From: Ian Johnson Reply

What is the commercially viable specification of carbon black and tire pyrolysis oil?
From: Chandra Mohan Reply

I am about to start up a go-karting business in scotland, can i use old tyres on my circuit and do i have to pay for them if they going to be recycled anyway?
From: Brian Wilson Reply

I have found a way to make a usefull product out of used tyres . Why no one has done this before has suprissed me. Has the potential to get rid of all tyres.I have submitted a provisional patent in Australia to cover this Idea. Looking for Seed Capital.
From: Steve Rathbone Reply

I live in the Stockport area near to a franchised garage which regularly store used tyres about 20,at the rear of their premises which is the road on which I live. The tyres are in the open insecured a few feet from the pavement.It has become the custom of local youths at weekend to re distribute them around the street.Are the garage in breach of these regulations
From: Ian Hinsley Reply

We have around 1500 tyres to dispose of in the Shrewsbury area. We would like to do it responsibly but are a non-profit making club. Can anyone advise the sort of costs that would be involved.
From: Carla Stubbings Reply

After recently closing a quad bike track I have several hundred tyres to dispose of. I’m looking for advice on what is the best way to do this and the cheapest,or companies that wiil come and collect them free of charge for recycling

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