TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme ) is asking the Mayo public not to request waste tyres from tyre shops this Halloween. It is also asking retailers to ensure that their waste tyres are dealt with responsibly. Providing waste tyres to be used on bonfires is against tyre industry best practice, is illegal, and pollutes the air we breathe. It is also dangerous for those in close proximity to the fire and can cause cancer.
TRACS is also reminding tyre retailers, suppliers and distributors all around the county to act responsibly this Halloween, by not giving out tyres and by making sure to recycle all used and end of life tyres through the correct waste channels, and through permitted waste collectors.
More information including a full list of TRACS' members as well as authorised and permitted waste collectors is available from www.tracs.ie or by calling TRACS on 01 410 0601.