Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.
Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
Commonwealth Department of Environment, 2001
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australia and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
- Australian Scrap Tyre Management Council
- Australian Tyre Manufacturers Association
- Australian Tax Office
- cost benefit analysis
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
- Department of Land and Water Conservation (NSW)
- Environmental Protection Agency of Queensland
- extended producer responsibility
- equivalent passenger units
- Extended regulated area (in NSW)
- General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs
- Goods and Services Tax
- Inter Government Agreement on the Environment
- International Rubber Research and Development Board
- (Tyre) Industry Waste Reduction Plan (NSW)
- Motor Traders Association
- National Environment Protection Council
- National Environment Protection Measure
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (US)
- National Roads and Motorists Association
- NSW EPA
- NSW Environment Protection Authority
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Office of Regulation Review
- off-the-road (applied to tyres on earthmoving equipment, particularly at mine sites and quarries)
- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
- fine particulates below 10 Ám in size
- producer responsibility organisation
- product stewardship arrangements
- research and development
- SA EPA
- South Australian Environment Protection Agency
- styrene-butadiene rubber
- Sydney metropolitan area
- Toxicity Characterisation Leaching Procedure (US EPA)
- tyre derived fuel
- Tyre Industry Waste Management Council (in NSW)
- Tyre landfill exclusion zone (in WA)
- tonnes per annum
- Tire Retreading Information Bureau
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- US EPA
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (in US)
- volatile organic compounds
- waste tracking form
The term receival facility is used in this report to refer to all premises that are legally entitled to accept waste tyres and includes landfills and monofills2, reprocessing facilities, energy recovery facilities and premises for intermediate processing.
For the purpose of this report, the term inappropriate disposal will be taken to mean any waste tyre practice that fails to provide adequate controls on the risk of environmental damage, the loss of local amenity or the risk to public health. The definition excludes disposal of waste tyres to a properly engineered landfill or other licensed premises. The definition includes legal practices such as certain uses where waste tyres are left in the environment without a proper assessment of the likely impacts, proper design of the application, or proper attention to safeguards (for the risk of fire, mosquitoes, etc).
The term tyre producers refers to both tyre manufacturers (domestic) and tyre importers unless the context indicates otherwise.
This report follows Australian spelling convention and uses the word ‘tyre’. The same word in the US is spelled ‘tire’. The US spelling is retained for organisations, reports or references from the US.
A monofill is a landfill (or part of a landfill) which accepts only one type of waste (in this case waste tyres). In terms of managing waste tyres, the specific feature that distinguishes monofills is that they may facilitate recovery of the tyres at a later date for processing using technologies not available at the present time or by exploiting new market opportunities.