Invest in tyres

Last updated: 5 October 2021

In Victoria sending whole tyres to landfill is banned, requiring alternative management of this considerable resource.

The increase in supply

From December 2021, all whole tyres, including baled tyres, will be banned under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) export ban. Bus, truck, and aviation tyres sent for re-treading are excluded from this ban.

The local availability of tyre and rubber feedstock makes tyres a considerable investment opportunity.

We are working to grow the market for tyre-derived products to reduce used tyre stockpiles through research and development, and infrastructure investment.

At a national level, we collaborated with industry and other state governments to support the National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme which is led by Tyre Stewardship Australia.

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Opportunities

  • The amount of end-of-life tyres is forecast to increase from 90,000 tonnes in 2018 to more than 110,000 tonnes by 2039.
  • Opportunities exist to use passenger vehicle tyres in the production of crumb rubber for road, civil construction and artificial sports pitches and various public lifestyle activities.
  • An increase in fibre separation infrastructure is required in metropolitan Melbourne to assist the domestic reuse of passenger tyres or as a contingency for international market constriction.
  • Opportunities to produce tyre-derived fuel (TDF) to replace fossil fuels in industries including cement kilns, power plants, smelters and paper mills.

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Graphs and data

Rubber waste generation sector breakdown
Waste generation by tonnes (2018-19)
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Rubber waste Tonnes
Commercial and Industrial 83049
Construction and Demolition 302
Municipal 2167

For information on waste data, view our waste data, insights and tools.

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