Following a six-month investigation by environmental agencies in England and Wales, three people are to be charged with illegally dumping over 175,000 tyres and 290 tonnes of tyre wire. According to the South Wales Echo, the three defendants have admitted to various charges related to tyre dumping on their appearance at Cardiff Crown Court earlier this month.
It seems the trio had collected tyres from a number of garages and stored them in warehouses prior to sending them to four sites in Wales and England. The Environment Agency Wales estimates that the scheme would have earned the accused about £115,000. They also estimate that the cost of clearing up the tyres will be about £122,000.
The three offenders, Geraint Evans, 52, Marilyn Hanks, 36, and accomplice Norman Cassidy, now face an unlimited fine, plus a prison sentence of up to five years. They were given bail until sentencing on 25th November.