North East Lincolnshire Council is appealing for witnesses after a van load of tyres was dumped in Grimsby.
Someone illegally dumped the car tyres in the grounds of the former Conservative Club on the corner of Bargate and Augusta Street.
The incident was reported to the Council on Wednesday 16 June.
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, please report it in confidence at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping or call 01472 326300.
Officers are also interested to hear from anyone who might have caught the illegal dumping on CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage.
Please also get in touch if you are suspicious about a vehicle carrying tyres in an area that would appear to have no association with a commercial tyre business.
The offenders dumped the tyres on private land. It is an unnecessary expense for the owner to clear the site and dispose of them.
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, said:
“We need your help to track down the people responsible for these illegally dumped tyres.
“Dumping rubbish illegally makes the area look a mess and harms wildlife.
“If you know who did this, please get in touch.
“Motorists can also help by only using reputable garages when replacing tyres.”
“Fly-tipping is a crime and the council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice.
“Where we find enough evidence, we will take offenders to court where the penalties can be much harsher.
“In the last 18 months, enforcement officers issued 86 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and other waste-related offences, including three for failing to give waste to an authorised carrier. More cases are due to be heard in court.
“Fly-tipping is a national problem. We all have a legal obligation, or duty of care, to make sure our waste is disposed of correctly.
“People who don’t check the credentials of waste carriers, can also be prosecuted if their waste is found fly-tipped. They could land themselves with a fine of £300 and possibly more if they are a business.”
Report fly-tipping at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping.
North East Lincolnshire Council supports the SCRAP campaign, a nationwide crackdown against fly-tipping.
The campaign reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier – either by asking to see a Waste Carriers Licence or by looking up the company on the Environment Agency website.
SCRAP stands for:
Suspect ALL waste carriers
Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
Ask what will happen to your waste
Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt.