Broadmeadows tyre recycler ordered to cease accepting combustible materials

Environment Protection Authority has ordered Broadmeadows based tyre recycler, Tyre Crumb Pty Ltd, to stop accepting combustible materials at its tyre processing facility and e-waste operation in Maygar Boulevard.

Alleged failure by the company to meet the requirements of the Victorian Waste Management Policy has seen Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) issue the company with a notice that requires it to stop accepting new materials.

EPA takes such matters seriously and has commenced a formal investigation under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

The number of tyres currently on the site requires an EPA licence, which the company does not have, to comply with current regulations.

E-waste on the site is not stored correctly and potentially exceeds the company’s licence limits.

Under the notice, the company is still able to process tyres and e-waste materials already on site while the cease to accept new materials requirement remains in place.

EPA Manager of the Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce Steve Pugh said EPA would use its regulatory powers at the site to protect the community and the environment.

“EPA will continue to hold Tyre Crumb to the standards our community demands through the Victorian Waste Management Policy,” Mr Pugh said.

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