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Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres-at sites across Devon – Plymouth Herald

Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres

Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres
Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres

The owner of a tyre business has been jailed for 15 months, suspended for two years, after Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres at sites in Devon.

Andrew Mayhew admitted five offences at…

Source: www.plymouthherald.co.uk

This is a common problem these days. Especially, here in the tyre business. Many such examples have come to light in recent years. So, where unscrupulous.Tyre dealers have just filled old premises with waste tyres and abandoned the building.

The last one that I heard about was at Bradford in Yorkshire, UK. The city used to be a large woollen industry city.Hence,  manufacturing all types of materials.Thus, from large manufacturing MILLS. These premises went into disrepair when the clothing industry collapsed. Back in the day.

These old mills are now converted into housing complexes. But some are used for storage. These have been the target of criminals. As a result, who have been receiving money for the scrap tyres, and filling the old mills to the roof.

When are the mills full of the waste tyres the dishonest person just locks the doors and walks away? Leaving the problem, to the local council.

The last old mill had 100,000.00 (one million) old tyres filling it to the rafters. WOW.

Tyre business owner filled an old Airfield?

As I have said, this type of criminal activity is nothing new. A few year ago when new laws were introduced, to control the movement and disposal of the “end of life” tyres a few criminally minded people set up scams, and I was sucked in by this guy.
The guy approached my depot manager claiming to be the owner of a tyre business, dealing with waste tyres and showed him the certificate that was required by law to remove, transport and dispose of waste tyres.

We pay £1 each for waste tyre disposal. Therefore, if he collects 400 old tyres. Then we have to pay him £400.The tyres are then taken to a registered disposal site and are made into tyre crumbs and then re-used in industry.
Unbeknown to my manager the certificate was a fake? The guy was found to be getting the money. But all he did with the old tyres was to pile them up on an old RAF airfield in North Yorkshire, UK.

The environmental agency became suspicious when the old tyre collection began to grow and grow and started to investigate the guy.
He was also found to be dumping the old tyres in the River Calder and burying them on an old farm. He was eventually arrested and sent for trial.

The guy went to prison for five years. Because of the giant scale of the scam.
He ended up doing two years and immediately started the same thing again, only, this time, we would have nothing to do with him and he just floated off, not to be seen since.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/environment.htm

Discarded tyres to be used to battle against earthquakes –

Discarded tyres

A mixture of crushed pieces of discarded tyres and sand around foundations can protect buildings during earthquakes, civil engineers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) say.

The world is coming up with some great ideas fro waste and discarded tyres. They are now used in the making of tarmac for road surfaces, right down to the householder making garden planters from discarded tyres.

They can also be used in making barriers against land subsidence, by

Discarded tyres
Waste discarded tyres are now used for many things including these fine plant holders

weaving a wall and filling the old tyres with soil or concrete as the wall is been built.

Sea defenses are also made from discarded tyres. some are even used as a type of barrier reef and are fastened together under water. This idea has been very successful to attract breeding water life, who use the reef for shelter and also breeding purposes.

This new idea comes out of India.

The article explains discarded tyres are crushed and mixed with concretes. The mix forms a perimeter around the building and the foundations before the building starts to be built. The waste tyre and concrete mix  will take any of the vibrations caused by an earthquake. A similar idea has been used in some countries to make walls on eroded river beds and road sides. As you can see in the image, the tyre sidewalls have been removed and the centres are stacked on top of each other. The wall is sloped back and filled in with earth or concrete as the wall rises, making an effective barrier against erosion.

Discarded tyres
These old Discarded tyres have been converted into a re-enforcing wall to protect the land against soil erosion.

India is very prone to earthquakes and this new development will protect new buildings as well as using millions of old discarded tyres.

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel-Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

2 pictures View gallery – 2 images Scrap tires could still help get you around with recycling technology that produces into saleable oil, carbon and steel One is an eyesore and a health hazard, the other one is plain dirty. So what do you get when you combine processed […]

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel
Sights like this are not so common now in the UK

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

Massive piles of discarded waste tyres could be a thing of the past.

GDT, which was launched in 2009, has pioneered a recycling technology that it calls destructive distillation to solve this problem. Similar to pyrolysis – the process by which organic materials are broken down by high heat in an oxygen-deprived environment – it reduces whole tires into saleable oil, carbon and steel.

This is not the first article That I have done on the subject. Because I think it is important to blow the trumpet for the tyre industry. Also the industries that are striving for new technolgy to combat the waste tyres problem.

One problem that I can forsee, is that diesel is now becoming out of favour. Diesel is classed as a dirty fuel now. Consequently, it will be banned in many cities, unless the engines can be made cleaner.

However, I am sure that the diesel by-product coming from waste tyres can be put to other good uses. Perhaps fuel for plant and machinary.

While this all sounds well and good in theory, how exactly does the oil produced measure up? According to engineers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) who subjected it to a series of rigorous tests, the results are highly promising: not only did it produce a fuel with reduced emissions, there was also no loss of engine performance when blended with diesel.

Recycled Tyres-20+ Brilliant Ways To Reuse And Recycle Old Tyres-Things are getting better

Recycled Tyres

recycled tyres

recycled tyres are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling, but there are clever DIY ways that each of us can reuse and recycle them and save them from entering the environment or taking up space in our landfills.

Some great images and uses for old tyres. I don’t think it is going to help get rid of the waste tyre mountains. But as they say “every little helps”.

Fortunately, more industrial recycling ways are now coming along. Recycled tyres are now shredded. Hence, and used in many parts of the world for things such as re-surfacing roads. The added rubber crumbs give the surface more flexibility. Naturally, a quieter ride for the vehicles that travel on them.

I genuinely believe.That the recycled tyres problem has improved greatly. Especially, over the past ten years or so. Companies that make a living out of recycled tyres. Thus, have sprung up all over the world. Shredded tyres used to make playgrounds. Accordingly, is a common site today. This makes a better and softer landing for the children to make. So and also uses recycled tyres and so it has a double barreled effect.

Recycled Tyres

One of the biggest things to come along in recent years is recycled mulch for landscaping and other things for the garden including, recycled tire planters and other ideas for recycled tyres planters pots, and many other ideas some of which are illustrated in the images in the attached article, they are well worth a look to give you some ideas.

I have even used some painted old waste tyres in my own garden and you would think that i would be sick of tyres when i get home? but they do look good in the right setting. There are many landscaping ideas using old tyres, and they are all worth looking at, some are great.

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Waste tyre disposal site -Controversy over plans- Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Waste tyre disposal site

Waste tyre disposal site

PLANS for a waste tyre disposal site in a Bradford neighborhood have been branded a fire risk by a worried resident.

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In my opinion the residents have a right to be worried. A recent fire in near by Halifax, took two weeks to get under control, sending out thick black toxic smoke.

These Waste tyre disposal site facilities

Therefore, should be miles away in secluded places. We have thousands of such areas. Especially,  in the dis-used coal mining areas. Waste tyre disposal has always been a huge problem. Thus, for the industry. In days gone by many of our old tyre casings were indeed remoulded. Consequently, tyre collection companies. Would pay us £1 a tyre to get their hands on them, especially the Michelin casings.

Michelin casings were and still are regarded as the best. As a result,  and so were much sought after for remoulding. However, things changed when we started to import from China. Cheap car tyres for sale. As a result, are a common site in tyre adverts. This diminished the remould car tyres industry virtually overnight.

Many well known names closed down. This left the problem of what do we do with our waste tyres? . Therefore, new laws were introduced. Millions of these waste tyres were just dumped in the country side and it became clear that heavy penalties were to be dished out to anybody who was caught tyre dumping.

 Waste tyre disposal site- A new scam business soon emerged. Unscrupulous people were

Waste tyre disposal site
Tyre were often dumped in the countryside and now most old tyres will end up in a Waste tyre disposal site

calling in at tyre retailers and charging £1 to get rid of the old tyres for us. Companies who set up legal tyre collection businesses had to be registered by law.

This cut out much of the tyre dumping and this started to improve in the ways that waste tyres were recycled. The industry now believes that we now recycle many of our old scrap tyres in a green and environmental friendly way in a waste tyre disposal site .

I am not sure though that having a waste tyre pyrolysis plant in a city like Bradford is a good idea. These facilities often catch fire and can take weeks to extinguish, only time will tell?

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/business-illegally-stock-piled-45000-tyres-daily-echo/

Waste tyres-California re-used them in rivers and beaches to stop erosion.

waste tyres

But efforts to use the trash as building materials offer new hope.

Source: www.hcn.org

Wow this is yet another great innovation, coming out of California?

I must admit that i have seen something like this in the past, but on a smaller scale, and waste tyres were used were left whole. These used on a grander scale have had the sidewalls removed.?

I guess that this makes the wall more stable that leaving the sidewalls on. On a local note the guy who lives next door to my tyre depot in Halifax Yorkshire UK, did a similar thing, but did it with whole tyres. At first it all went well but after a year the whole thing collapsed into the valley bellow.

I am sure that this will not happen in California though, they will have given the problem much more thought. It looks good and uses up waste, end of life tyres,GREAT!

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/Tyre+Disposal+Policy

Many new ways of using waste tyres

Over the past two years I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of new ways that have come to my notice to use up waste tyres at the end of their life .
There are many things from fashion items to garden ornaments, and on a larger scale the use of rubber pellets to mix with tarmac to construct new roads and re-lay old ones. It is not too long ago that the world had a gigantic problem, of disposing of the toxic waste tyres, but ingenious ways have moved us on and although things are not perfect then we are moving in the right direction and many great ideas have emerged for waste tyres to be re-used and re-cycled.
This idea used in California is no exception to the rule. The waste tyres are used to build sea walls and buffers to protect beaches and river beds. As you can see in the image the

waste tyres
lady bird planters made from waste tyres

sidewalls are removed, just leaving the centre of the waste tyres intact. These are filled with soil and then planted and they look really good and sturdy.
On a smaller scale people paint the old waste tyres and use in a garden display. I was not sure about this in the first place, but my wife and I had a go and they looked pretty good. The old tyres retain moister and warmth and the plants love this growing environment. We have also been successful in growing vegetables, in waste tyres that are stacked up in three’s and fours. This is especially good for growing potatoes, because you can remove the top tyres to get at the potatoes, when they have grown.
Waste tyres are also used to re-establish coral reefs and it has been found that they make great hiding and breeding places for fish and molluscs, so there may be further under water ideas to be considered for using waste tyres in the lakes and seas of the world.
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