Roadside tyre dumpers are active in rural Western Bay of Plenty, and they are upsetting residents who find the unwelcome gifts of a trailer load of used tyres.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council is encouraging anyone witnessing rural tyre dumping to dob them in – take the vehicle registration number and a description of the driver if possible and call the council.
Picking up the tyres is an additional cost, ultimately to ratepayers, says Environmental Solid Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis.
“Three piles of tyres illegally dumped in the Te Puna area during the last two weeks resulted in more than 50 tyres having to be collected on three separate occasions. Council pays per tyre for collection and transport to the landfill,” says Ilze.
If anyone sees or hears unusual activity at night – or has any information about where these tyres are coming from, please don't hesitate to call Council on 0800 926 732.
The Western Bay of Plenty District Council has received complaints from rural residents about piles of tyres dumped on the roadside verge of their properties.
The activity appears to take place overnight and is usually a trailer-load or ute-load.