Dramatic Rise In Illegal Tyre Dumping
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said there is a need for a central register of all tyres to combat the illegal disposal of waste tyres.
The Newry & Armagh MLA was commenting on revelations that incidents of illegal tyre dumping have risen dramatically.
Cathal Boylan said:
"We need to have more effective measures in place to track tyres upon disposal, this would help ensure they don't end up on bonfires or illegally dumped.
“The creation of a central register should be created to track all tyres from their manufacture, sale, throughout the life of the tyre, right to safe disposal.
“This would allow us to effectively track all tyres to make sure they do not cause environmental problems and would also provide information to enforce any breach of the regulations.”