Over 500 farmers descended on the waste tyre bring-centre in New Ross on Tuesday (October 9th), according to The Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG).
The Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) changed its venue from New Ross Mart to the old Albatros Fertiliser Plant on Waterford Road in New Ross.
The next collection will take place on Saturday (October 13th) at Athenry Mart and this will be followed by the final collection at Gortdrum Mines, Monard on Saturday, October 20th.
The IFFPG has asked farmers to bring their waste tyres and their herd number for verification purposes from 9am-5pm to the collection points in question.
Farmers will be charged €15/tonne for the first 3-tonnes and market rate of €160 applies for every tonne thereafter.
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney is calling on Environment Minister Denis Naughten to announce additional recycling dates for farm waste tyres.
This comes following the unprecedented level of support for the service at the first bring centre in Cavan where over 400 tractors; cars and jeep brought over 800 tonnes of waste farm tyres to be recycled.
Image source: IFFPG - Facebook.