Though cases of tyre tipping in Ireland are less common than in the past, sadly they still arise even though the country has an EPR scheme in place.
Some 3,000 tyres are said to have been dumped near Longwood village in County Meath, about 25 km from Dublin.
The incident is understood to have taken place between Thursday, 12th, and the morning of Friday 13th January.
The waste tyres would have been generated by tyre suppliers and/or fitters and dumped by unscrupulous waste collectors collecting waste. The Council estimate that the waste tyres will cost over €7,000 to collect.
A statement from Meath Co Council said: “The private landowner is being contacted to advise them of the dumping as they will be responsible for the clean-up costs as it occurred on private land.
“Meath County Council would urge landowners to secure their land with locked gates and fencing to deter this activity from occurring. If your business sells tyres – your garage MUST be registered with Circol ELT” (was Repak ELT).
“Always ask for proof of waste collection permit and retain documentation for waste tyres collected.
“If anyone has any information regarding this illegal dumping incident, please contact Meath County Council Environment Section on 046 9097200 or email email@example.com.”