tires in Latvia can no longer be returned for free

This year, due to the shortage and rise in price of winter tires, many drivers began to prepare for winter earlier. But the question arises: where to put the old tires? Previously, they could be surrendered for free. Now you have to pay.

Wet leaves are fraught with

As you know, winter tires, as well as tires with spikes, can be used from October 1 (mandatory from December 1). And that makes sense, since wet tree leaves falling on the roadway are as dangerous as icing in winter. Winter tires do not need to be changed every year, and one set of tires is quite capable of lasting several seasons. However, there is no need to rely too much on old tires, as even the highest quality models lose functionality after five to six years of use.

Where to put old tires?

Just not in the woods – this is perhaps the main rule of how to get rid of old car tires. The first way is to leave the old tires in the same place where new ones are installed: in a car service. True, these tires are not accepted everywhere. And it’s not free.

“If a person just wants to bring it, then it depends which tires, but it costs about 1 euro,” says expert Oskars Krampans.

The second way is to contact one of the waste disposal companies. In the spring, many of them took one set of tires a year free of charge. But since spring this service is only for money. As is often the case, people begin to take advantage of the opportunity to the maximum. You come to the junkyard with almost a truckload of tires and start taking them away.

Just quit in the woods: on fines

Those who nevertheless decide to leave their tires in the forest or just anywhere, face a fine. Starting from 50 euros. However, illegal dumps are still functioning. For example, the territory in Riga in Ciekurkalns on Start street. Back in winter, its owners pledged to finally take out the old tires.

But the process dragged on, – reports LTV7. – There are enterprises that export these tires for recycling, however, this process has been going on for a very long time. And so there were some changes in various laws and regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Businesses that work with tires have to collect tires from such unauthorized dumps in the next 2-3 years, said Rudite Vesere, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Environment and Regional Development.

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