Used Tyres Need Disposed of Properly
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the committee report on the management of used tyres and has called for the recommendations to be implemented.
Mr Boylan stated,
“It is well known that for years used tyres have been disposed off illegally due to the cost of recycling. At times unscrupulous dealers supply them for bonfires or burn them themselves causing severe environmental and health difficulties for local communities.
“The Environmental Committee has now presented the Assembly with a report containing 20 recommendations in how to deal with the issue of used tyres. The focus on the report is to ensure that used tyres are disposed off in an environmentally way with a focus on recycling.
“While the public already pays a charge to the have their used tyres disposed of the report recommends that the Department of the Environment take on a more responsible role in ensuring that it is economically viable for licensed companies to dispose of the tyres in a safe manner.”