We just wanted to highlight the case of John Archbold who leased one of his warehouses in Norfolk to a company that filled the property with fake tyres.
He told BBC News last week: “It then became apparent that they were not there any more. And when we went down we found they had gone and had filled the place up with tyres.”
Now Mr Archbold could be faced with the bill for disposing of the stock of at least 50,000 tyres.
He said: “I’m not overly keen on putting my hand up and saying ‘we got done over’, but if it prevents someone else being caught in the same way, then at least some good may come of it.”
Mr Archbold should be commended for speaking out, but also the garages who sell their old used tyres on to recycling firms for rock bottom prices, need to wake up too.
The Environment Agency is advising tyre fitters to be wary of contractors who will take tyres away for less than 50p per time.
Of the UK’s annual used tyre output, about a third are re-used with or without reconditioning; a further third are recycled into products including carpet underlay and playground surfaces; around 10% form the lining for landfill sites, and the remainder are burned under strictly controlled conditions.
However, the cost of recycling is high, hence the emergence of the tyre recycling firm scam.
We use carefully selected tyre disposal companies around the UK to recycle all your old tyres. They are sent to remould manufacturers or used in road construction, as fuel in power stations or even sometimes used for sea defences.
The protection of the environment is a major concern for us and we ensure your scrap tyres are disposed of in the most ecologically friendly way possible.
Denna Bowman, Operations Team