Illegal tyre dumping rises in NI
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Illegal tyre dumping rises in NI

The number of tyre dumping incidents in Northern Ireland rose significantly in 2017 from the previous year.

According to figures obtained by BBC News NI, 155 incidents were reported to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

The department said that the illegal dumping of tyres was usually carried out by commercial operators keen to avoid disposal costs.

  • 25 Feb 2018