Organisers of the waste tyre recycling centres have advised farmers to avoid the morning rush between 9am and 11am. The third of four collections is to take place at Athenry mart, Co Galway, tomorrow, Saturday 13 October.

The Irish Farm Film Producer’s Group (IFFPG) has said that if farmers want to avoid long queues they should come after what was the busiest time in the previous two collections. According to a post on its Facebook page, the IFFPG said half of all farmers who used the service in New Ross came between 9am and 11am.

In total, 500 farmers came to recycle tyres in New Ross where queues were said to resemble those in Disneyland. Organisers said after 11am things ran smoothly and there were no queues.

Under the pilot scheme rolled out by the Department of the Environment, the first three tonnes of tyres recycled are subsidised to €15/t and a market rate of €160/t applies thereafter. A valid herd number is required to avail of the service.

Due to the high demand for the scheme, a number of calls have been issued for it to be extended to other parts of the country and more funds be made available.

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