40% of end-of-life tyres are currently being recycled, repurposed and used as Tyre derived fuel (approximately).
Our goal is that by the fourth year of operation, 80% of end-of-life tyres will be collected and processed.
Our goal is that by the sixth year of operation, 90% of end-of-life tyres will be collected and processed.
Ready to launch
After years of careful planning and consultation, Tyrewise is getting ready to launch.
The waste minimisation regulations for tyres are in force from 1 March 2024.
Everyone who imports or sells tyres must have begun the registration process with Tyrewise.
Transporters and processors will also need to register, as well as manufacturers who want to receive incentives.
From 1 March 2024
From 1 March a tyre stewardship fee will be charged on all new tyres sold – loose or on a vehicle.
The fee has been set at $6.65 (excl. GST) for a standard passenger tyre but will vary depending on the type of tyre. For example different fees are payable for motorbike tyres vs tractor tyres.
The retailer or garage will tell you what the fee is for the tyres you purchase.
1 March - 31 August 2024
Disposal fees may still apply on your old end-of-life-tyres until 1 September.
From 1 September 2024
A tyre stewardship fee will continue to be charged for all new tyres.
From 1 September 2024
Free disposal for end-of-life tyres:
From 1 September, there will no longer be any disposal fees on end-of-life tyres that you leave with your registered seller/fitter when you replace them.
Up to five end-of-life tyres at a time can be taken to registered public collection sites for no charge.
From 1 September 2024
Free tyre collections
Tyrewise will be responsible for managing the free collection of end-of-life tyres from retailers and collection sites.
They will book their collections from registered transporters through the Tyrewise software.
The tyres will be delivered to registered processors and manufacturers to make sure they get a second life as a resource in our circular economy.
Find out what end-of-life tyres can be used for.
Enough is enough
We need to move forward to a future without tyre waste.
Join us in protecting our environment for future generations and reap the benefits of a nationwide solution for end-of-life tyres.
Whether you’re a retailer, collector, transporter or processor of tyres, you need to register with Tyrewise.
As a registered partner, you may be eligible for free collections of end-of-life tyres, incentives to process or make new products from tyres, and more.
It couldn't be simpler
Whether it’s going on holiday or taking the kids to school, Kiwis don’t just rely on tyres, we rely on them being disposed of safely and responsibly.
Once Tyrewise is fully operational we’ll ask you to leave your old tyres with your registered tyre fitter when you have them replaced or take them to a registered collection site. Together we can create innovative solutions for old tyres. This will be funded by replacing the ad hoc disposal charge with a tyre stewardship fee that you will pay when buying new tyres.
Find out what Tyrewise means for you and your whānau.
If you’ve seen a pile of illegal dumped or stored tyres, let us know and we’ll help turn them into fuel to drive kiwi innovation.
Tyres are invaluable, so let’s not waste them.
Once Tyrewise is launched, we will be funding research and innovation projects that support kiwi solutions for end-of-life tyres, helping to keep products and materials in use for longer.
Currently only 40% of end-of-life tyres are recycled or repurposed, but we have ambitious goals to reach 90%. Find out what currently happens to your old tyres.
Tyrewise is the mechanism by which importers and sellers take responsibility for the environmental impact of their product. This is known as product stewardship.
Designed by industry and supported by government, Tyrewise allows us all to work together to end the inconsistent disposal practices which lead to stockpiling, illegal dumping and tyre fires. The scheme will also create certainty around tyre supply and build sustainable income streams for those creating new products from tyres.
Find out more about Tyrewise.
Tyrewise is working to end tyre waste in every community in Aotearoa New Zealand through innovative solutions to an old problem. We’ll keep you up-to-date.
Questions about Tyrewise?
There’s a lot to take in so we know you might have questions. Check out our extensive list of FAQs.