Hefty fines from failed tyre recycling venture

A total o f $78,000 in fines have been handed down to three people involved in a failed tyre reycling venture in the Bay of Plenty.

An estimated 2100 tonnes of tyres were stockpiled at two sites in the region, despite two abatement notices from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council being issued in 2015.

In the New Zealand Herald news story Council Senior regulatory compliance officer John Holst sums up the threat the tyres pose: “The problem with end of life tyre mountains is over time they leach contaminants that ultimately end up in groundwater. These tyre mountains also present a huge fire risk.”

Read the New Zealand Herald story.

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