A few words about us

We are a non-profit limited liability company ELT Management Czech reppublic (Eltma), which since 2016 allows for mandatory take-back of tyres in the Czech Republic and with the consent of the Ministry of the Environment.

Eltma was founded by Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, Continental Barum s. r. o, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Czech s. r. o., Michelin Hungária Kft., Nokian Tyres s. r. o. and Pirelli Tyre (Suisse) S. A, which, at the same time, consistently and unequivocally support him.

Nokian Tyres

Our mission

We provide all tyre manufacturers and importers with an innovative platform to meet their legal obligations.

We ensure compliance with all relevant legal obligations of our participants. By its general trustworthiness and emphasis on cost-effectiveness and sustainability of operations, we deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between producers, municipalities, processors, dealers and other stakeholders involved in waste tire management.

We are part of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association ETRMA https://www.etrma.org/ THE EUROPEAN TYRE & RUBBER and MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Waste Management Section.

Eltma will be managed transparently and in accordance with the principle of non-discrimination.

Method of operation collective system and recycling

Eltma, as an authorised collective system, organises the collection and processing of tyres. Funding is provided by a participation fee. The collection and disposal is in the hands of our processors, who are selected following a tender procedure. Tyres are collected at individual collection points and taken away for processing. Waste tyres can be used for energy recovery. The tyre energy recovery plant must be licensed by the CIEP, which also carries out control and monitoring of combustion and emissions.

Material recovery is preceded by the separation of steel cords, textiles and  rubber granulate. Steel cords are further used in the metallurgical industry, textiles for example in insulation boards. Rubber granulate is used to produce surfaces for industry, riding stables, damping pads for railways, replacements for metal hatches and other products.


Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste regulates the competence of state administration bodies and municipalities, the rights and obligations of legal entities and natural persons in the prevention of waste and waste management, liability for breach of waste management obligations and the establishment of the Recycling Fund. The subject matter of the Act includes programme documents in waste management, measures to prevent waste, rights and obligations of legal entities and natural persons in waste prevention and waste management, extended producer responsibility, management of reserved products and waste streams.

The activities of the OZV are regulated by § 28, the obligations of the tyre manufacturer by § 70, the obligations of the distributor by § 71. All applicable legislation can be found at www.mzp.cz/cz/pneumatiky. On the website of the Ministry of the Environment, you can also find a list of registered tyre manufacturers - manufacturer, importer and a register of persons who have been granted authorisation pursuant to Section 89(1) of Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on waste and on amendment and supplementation of certain acts. From 1 January 2016, the obligation to collect waste tyres passed to the so-called distributors. Any tyre distributor who provides tyres to end-users in the course of his business, either individually or as part of a service, or who replaces tyres without selling them, is obliged to ensure the collection of waste tyres at his sales outlets, irrespective of the brand and the date of placing on the market of the tyres, at all times and free of charge during his business hours. From 1 May 2017, the municipality may collect tyres at a collection yard or at a designated place, in accordance with the applicable municipal regulation.

Contact for media

For more information or to request a comment, please contact us at provoz@eltma.cz or by calling our helpline.

We will be happy to help you as much as we can.