It is encouraging to see courts handing out jail sentences to those who try to make a fast and easy buck by illegally dumping hundreds of thousands of tyres across the country.
etyres has a strict tyre disposal policy, we are committed to a green policy to protect the environment. All old tyres we remove from vehicles are disposed of carefully to approved contractors.
However, earlier this week Lincoln Crown Court jailed a 33-year-old man for 15 months after he pleaded guilty to six charges of operating a waste tyre operation without authorisation and two charges of the same offence on behalf of his company.
Passing sentence, the judge said tyres were big business and the accused was motivated by “the long-term prospect of big money” and had left behind a “horrendous mess” which the land owners would have to pay to clean up.
He said that a prison sentence was needed as a deterrent to others.
Anyone interested in finding out more about our green credentials can watch a video presented by motoring expert Vicki Butler-Henderson at http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-green-policy.html
Denna Bowman, Head Office