Dumped tyres hidden behind false wall in Burnley mill
Thousands of illegally dumped car tyres have been found hidden behind the walls of a derelict mill in Lancashire.
Dumped tyres still pose an environmental problem ?
Well what a surprise ?. This does not surprise me one bit. With all the hole in the wall tyre shops opening up at every street corner. Thus, selling so called part worn tyres. Hence, it is no wonder
that the people who are running these places dump tyres. In fact one mill in Bradford , West Yorkshire. Had close to a million Dumped tyres locked away . As a result, the poor mill owner had to pay all the cost of removal. All this to save 60 pence per tyre. For legally removing them to a waste site ?.
What has happened to the Government ? why dont they clamp down on these people we in the legitimate tyre businesses do the job right and we know who these people are, so why are the Dumped tyres not investigated ?.
Dumped tyres cause many issues?
Here in the UK we produce about 55 million waste tyres a year. if these Dumped tyres are not recycled in the correct way then, waste tyres can:
- cause irreparable damage to the environment and cause unsightly piles of dumped tyres that spoil the country side and on waste ground in the towns and cities.
The criminal element in our society are charging garages and tyre dealers to collect their waste tyres and then illegally Dumped tyres or exporting them to avoid the costs of the correct recycling methods of treatment. This does affect legitimate Waste Disposal tyre collection businesses who are under priced out of the market.
Tyres that are illegally dumped pose a serious fire risk. Burning tyres cause vast amounts of pollution, a massive fire in Leeds recently took a full week to extinguish releasing toxic smoke and chemicals, into the atmosphere. The land owner will end up with the cost of fighting these fires and the massive clearing up afterwards. Often private land owners and councils are left to pay the bill. The responsibility lies with the tyre retailers and garages, who must confirm by the law that the people collecting their waste tyres have the correct paper work and licence. More reading…https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-and-managing-waste/supporting-pages/disposing-of-tyres
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