At etyres the protection of the environment is a major concern and we dispose of your old rubber in the most ecologically friendly way possible.
We use carefully selected disposal companies and the tyres are sent to remould manufacturers or used in road construction, as fuel in power stations or even sometimes used for sea defences.
However, illegal tyre dumping is becoming an increasingly serious threat to the environment as unscrupulous traders use the business to make easy money.
The scam has prompted one of the latest victims to issue a warning to other landowners.
The landowner from Towyn, near Abergele, Conwy, was approached by a man who wanted to store tyres on the plot which he said he intended to recycle.
Initially more than 20,000 were initially stored on land at Towyn near Abergele, Conwy.
She said: “It sounded a good idea. He did have some licences to transport the tyres and I just thought, ‘yes, this looks a good deal’.”
Several weeks later the man said he had got some money available to buy a machine to “crumb” the tyres, she said.
“The machine never arrived and by this time he’d filled the unit up with more and more tyres, and the Environment Agency got involved.”
Initially Ms Burt said she did not think the situation was too bad, then she realised the cost of removing the tyres would approach £30,000.
Now she has warned landlords approached to thoroughly vet potential tenants, even visiting places where they had been before.
“I don’t think the idea they had initially was what they wanted to do. They did want to con me,” she added.
Denna Bowman, Head Office