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Environment Agency Wales takes action to clear illegal tyre sites

Environment Agency Wales has launched a major campaign to reduce the risk of pollution from illegal waste tyre sites.

It is currently managing the removal of 21,000 waste tyres from four illegal sites across Wales.

Sites like these not only damage the environment but also the economy.

They can be a serious fire threat to communities and the environment with smoke polluting the air, pollutants entering rivers and possible road and rail closures as well as damaging property.

And it can be an ongoing problem as tyre fires can take days or even weeks to put out.

The criminals also undercut legitimate businesses which pay the going rate to dispose of tyres legally.

And landlords who fall victim to these crimes are left with bills running into many thousands of pounds for clearing the sites.

Environment Agency Wales has moved in to clear some sites itself as they were considered to be a serious fire risk. In these cases the Agency will look to recover the costs from those responsible.

Tens of millions of waste tyres are produced in the UK every year and organised criminals are being attracted by the profits they can make.

Illegal activities include illegal storage, fly tipping and exporting waste tyres to countries that do not have the ability to deal with tyres to the same standards as the UK.

Environment Agency Wales will take enforcement action to prosecute the criminals who profit from this illegal activity.

People who produce used tyres should always ask for a waste carrier’s licence before passing on waste. If the operator cannot produce a waste carrier’s licence, it is illegal for them to move the tyres.



New Appointment

Pamela Burnyeat has been appointed Sales Director for Pure Clean Waste Solutions Ltd. The appointment has been made to strengthen the Companies current board of Directors.

Pamela has developed an outstanding knowledge of the business and our core values in the short time she has been working in the Waste Management Industry and she continually delivers to a high standard whether she is completing very mundane office duties to negotiating contracts with an international organisation.

Commenting on this appointment, Simon Copner, Finance Director of Pure Clean Waste Solutions said: “Although not coming from a sales background, we feel her understanding of the customers, the products and the internal processes, together with her project and man management skills are ideally suited to the role and we look forward to working with her on the board, where we are confident that her valuable input will help the company achieve the success it is undoubtedly capable of”.

We would all like to wish Pamela every success in this new role”.

New website now online

Our brand new web site is finally here!

We have tried hard to produce a web site that is fun, informative and interesting as well as easy to navigate. Have we achieved this?

We, at Pure Clean Waste Solutions believe our new web site provides an insight into who we are, where we are and what we do, providing all the documentation required by our customers to ensure we are what we say ‘A Competent and Experienced Waste Management Company’.

We would be very interested to hear your views, please send us your comments – good or bad!!

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0161 430 1111

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