McKnight calls for tyres register to combat dumping

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has called for a central register of all tyres to combat the illegal disposal of waste tyres.

Caoimhe McKnight

The Shantallow Councillor was commenting following the dumping of a large quantity of used tyres  on the Upper Galliagh Road.

Caoimhe McKnight 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.”