EPA warn­ing to get a grip on tyre piles

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smoke that can cause an even greater health risk to the com­mu­nity, through the in­hala­tion of par­ti­cles and chem­i­cals,” he said.

“It’s a threat to the land­holder’s liveli­hood and the homes and safety of peo­ple who live nearby, whether they are on neigh­bour­ing farms or in a nearby town or sub­ur­ban area.

“Farm­ers do have some prac­ti­cal uses for old tyres like hold­ing down tarps, but many tyre stock­piles are just a fire hazard and a threat to the en­vi­ron­ment.

“When nec­es­sary, EPA can ex­er­cise le­gal power to or­der that an il­le­gal tyre stock­pile be re­moved for ap­pro­pri­ate dis­posal, fine the owner or take the case to court.”

To view the EPA tyre reg­u­la­tions and CFA guide­lines for the safe stor­age of tyres, visit


If any mem­ber of the com­mu­nity sus­pects that some­one has been il­le­gally stock­pil­ing tyres on their prop­erty or tak­ing them to a place that can­not law­fully ac­cept waste tyres, they are en­cour­aged to con­tact EPA’s 24-hour pol­lu­tion hot­line on 1300 372 842.

EPA says old tyres are a hazard, such as this pile, which was stacked on si­lage at Strath­mer­ton.

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