Criminal gangs dumping tyres across St Helens

These are some of the piles of tyres that have been dumped across St Helens

These are some of the piles of tyres that have been dumped across St Helens

First published in News

CRIMINAL gangs are believed to be responsible for illegally dumping hundreds of tyres at numerous locations across the town.

Over the last few weeks there have been reports from several areas including Mill Lane in Rainford, Borron Road in Newton and Ravenhead Road.

The gangs collect a ‘green fee’ from garages, usually between £1 and £2 a tyre, to recycle them.

But instead of disposing of them correctly they often pocket the cash and dump the old tyres.

Malcolm Clough the councils’ Enforcement and Street Cleansing manager explained: “Apart from the release of toxic and hazardous substances into the environment, dumped tyres pose a major fire risk.

“It will also leave the landowner with a significant bill when they have to collect and dispose of them correctly.

“We are investigating all the cases of locally dumped tyres and are working closely with the Environment Agency to find out where they came from.

“With the help of the public we would hope to identify and prosecute those responsible.”

Anyone with information can call the council’s contact centre in confidence on 01744 676789.

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1:06pm Wed 28 May 14

MrBenggo says...

What will the punishment be if it ever came to court,a derisory sentence without a doubt.
What will the punishment be if it ever came to court,a derisory sentence without a doubt. MrBenggo
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8:05pm Thu 29 May 14

butscratcher says...

I am sure somebody must see these vans/ trucks out on the road in the early hours, because that's the only time they can dump them ????
I am sure somebody must see these vans/ trucks out on the road in the early hours, because that's the only time they can dump them ???? butscratcher
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9:17pm Fri 30 May 14

Hughwithaview says...

This sort of thing has been going on for years and the culprits have been getting away with it for years. If we have an "enforcement" Manager within the Council why are the laws not being enforced?
It's no good moaning about rubbish being dumped if you are going to pay lip service and not really be proactive about prosecuting the guilty parties
This sort of thing has been going on for years and the culprits have been getting away with it for years. If we have an "enforcement" Manager within the Council why are the laws not being enforced? It's no good moaning about rubbish being dumped if you are going to pay lip service and not really be proactive about prosecuting the guilty parties Hughwithaview
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9:52am Sun 1 Jun 14

othervictim says...

These gangs probaly collect these tyres for disposal and sort the ones that they can sell on as part worn and then dump the rest, this has gone on for years.
These gangs probaly collect these tyres for disposal and sort the ones that they can sell on as part worn and then dump the rest, this has gone on for years. othervictim
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2:13pm Sun 1 Jun 14

barrie timpson says...

I doubt it's anything to do with the gyps.....sorry Travelling community though.....
I doubt it's anything to do with the gyps.....sorry Travelling community though..... barrie timpson
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