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Taxpayers foot £125k bill to clear up 271 tonnes of tyres illegally dumped across NI in last five years

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The illegal dumping of tyres has been a problem in NI for years

The illegal dumping of tyres has been a problem in NI for years

Edwin Poots

Edwin Poots

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The illegal dumping of tyres has been a problem in NI for years

A staggering 271 tonnes of tyres have been illegally dumped across Northern Ireland over the last five years, costing taxpayers £125,000 to clear up, it can be revealed.

The problem has plagued Northern Ireland for years, with tonnes of tyres often ending up on bonfires each summer. Now, new figures have shone a light on the extent of the issue.


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