‘Tougher enforcement needed to tackle serious tyre dumping problem’ – Councillor Hearty

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has stated that those who dumped a pile of used tyres out at the Farmers Lane on Alley Road near Crossmaglen care little for local people.

The Councillor stated, “I share the anger and disgust of the local people at this criminal environmental act.



“Those responsible for dumping these tyres care little for the health and well being of residents and road users or the local environmental impact.

“The financial effect is that the cost of clean-up and disposal will have to be met by our Council or DfI Roads Service.

“This will be ratepayers’ money going to tackle this scourge, diverting much needed funding from other projects,” he insisted.



The local Councillor said tougher enforcement was now what was needed to tackle this serious problem. “What we need to see is tougher enforcement of the regulations or indeed revised legislation to deal with this matter.

“Sinn Féin has called for systems with serial numbers or bar codes to be created which will trace tyres from the moment of manufacture through to their disposal at end of life.

He added, “This would ensure that all tyres can be identified when disposed of and would greatly help with the fight against fly-tippers who have no regard for either the environment or communities.”



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