McDonagh says Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme won’t work

Frank McDonagh, the chairman of the Irish TyreWholesalers and Retailers Association, says the new the pending Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme, which is due to commence on October 1 won’t work.

Frank McDonagh

McDonagh, from Mileage Tyres says the new compliance scheme aimed at reducing the amount of dumped or unaccounted for tyres isn’t fit for purpose.

He was commenting in the wake of an announcement of a new fund to help local councils deal with stockpiles of waste tyres which have been found dumped.

McDonagh says the scheme due to be announced for tyre dealers in the near future is far too detailed and complex and is not going to solve the issue.

Speaking on Let’s Talk, on Shannonside Radio, Mc Donagh was also critical of the fact that one company (Repak) is going to operate the scheme and says the price increase per tyre can’t be justified.