A farm tyre bring-centre has been set up for Wexford, New Ross Mart on October 9th. However there were reported tailbacks of over 2km last weekend when the first one opened in Cavan.
Farmers faced significant delays in bringing old tyres to the recycle point in Cavan and lessons must be learned from this. There are three more open in October and measures must be put in place to ensure delays like those experienced in Cavan do not occur again. Over 450 framers turned up at Cavan according to reports and this shows what a valuable service this is but it must be done right.
I would call on Minister Naughten to ensure that long queues don't happen at upcoming Wexford collection point. This is a very important and valuable initiative from by the Department of the Environment to encourage farmers to dispose of old tyres in an environmentally friendly way.
I would also encourage the Department to look at more ways in which it can facilitate farmers to recycle their tyres. The Department of the Environment offers great support to our agricultural industry but this is one area that there is a clear demand for more centres to be made available.