Yet another story to highlight the problem of the illegal disposal of scrap tyres.
In this instance, the operator of an illegal dumping ground has been sentenced to 150 hours unpaid work after he was found to be storing more than 3,000 tyres were found stored on open ground and a trailer.
Craig Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty to a charge of storing waste without a permit after the Environment Agency visited the site in Great Harwood last November and found more than 3,000 tyres stored on open ground and on a trailer.
He was ordered to pay £500 costs in addition to the 150 hours community service.
Anthony Swarbrick, from the Environment Agency said: “Johnson was not only under-cutting legitimate businesses in the area, but the site didn’t not have the necessary security measures in place to protect local residents and the environment.”
The site has since been cleared, according to the report in the Lancashire Telegraph.
Etyres has an ongoing commitment to protecting the planet and all our scrap tyres are handed over to approved collection contractors where they recycled or disposed of in an environmentally sound way.
Alex Kapadia, Head Office