Waste Tyres Piled-Business illegally stock piled 45000 scrap tyres – Daily Echo

Waste Tyres Piled- 45000 tyres
Daily Echo
A HAMPSHIRE tyre business has been fined thousands of pounds for illegally stockpiling 45,000 of waste scrap tyres at an industrial estate.

Eric Roberts says…

What caused the scrap tyres problem?

“All this has stemmed from the fact that waste tyres do not have a value, in fact the opposite is the case, we have to pay anything from 50p to£1 for Waste Tyre Removal and to be disposed of . At one time ,when remoulds were very popular, we would actually sell our old tyres to the remoulding company and to scrap tyre dealers who would come round collecting the old tyres for money.

The most popular scrap tyres to sell were the Michelin tyres. In the tyre trade an old tyre is known as a “casing” and the Michelin casings were the best quality casings that you could get. The same applies today, Michelin are still probably one of  the best quality  that you can buy, although more expensive than other  brands they are probably still the best  on the market.

Things started to change with the introduction of new cheap tyres from China and other “far eastern” countries. These cheap imports were flooding the market and could be bought for cheaper than a remould tyre. Of course it did not take long before the remould companies went out of business. Some of the remould companies concentrated on the remould truck market and continued in business, but the car re-molders soon closed down due to the lack of sales.

This caused us all a big problem we have all seen the Waste Tyres Piled on roasd sides, because no body wanted the old scrap tyres, it became a huge problem and European Union soon started to introduce new laws about tyre

Waste Tyres Piled

Waste Tyres Piled are still a problem across the world including the UK

disposal. This was followed by new companies setting up to dispose of the Waste Tyres Piled . The most significant new law  would not let scrap tyres be used in landfill sites (tips). So solutions had to be thought of quickly. Germany had already started using old scrap tyres to burn in cement kilns to turn the liquid cement into the powder that we use in building things, but here in Britain we were a bit slow, but we are now looking at similar ideas. Most are now shredded and used in all sorts of applications including mixing the shredded rubber with tarmac to be used on road building.

All this however did not stop illegal Waste Tyres Piled dumping and we still have the problem today. we have all seen old ones piled up in the country side or on waste land, and guys like the one who rented a large building or just land to fill with scrap tyres and then when they are full they just walk away and leave the problem to the owner of the building. One old mill in the Bradford area of West Yorkshire was filled with over a million scrap tyres and then the culprits just walked away leaving the problem to the environment agency, which in the long run has to be paid by the tax payer”.

Article by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

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Dumped tyres

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Dumped tyres hidden behind false wall in Burnley mill

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Thousands of illegally dumped car tyres have been found hidden behind the walls of a derelict mill in Lancashire.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Dumped tyres still pose an enviromental 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 selling so called part worn tyres, it is no wonder

Dumped tyres

Dumped tyres ready for recycling

that the people who are running these places dump tyres, one mill in Bradford , West Yorkshire had close to a million Dumped tyres  locked away the poor mill owner had to pay the cost of removal. Al this to save 60p 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 ?.

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

Eric Roberts…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Yokohama Tyres Online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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