Workers from Sheffield’s Protyre based helped the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust clear up thousands of illegally dumped tyres.
Protyre ‘Comes to the Rescue’
Yorkshire (UK) based Protyre ’came to the rescue’ after thousands of tyres were illegally dumped on the Brockdale nature reserve near Pontefract at the start of February 2020.
A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust said at the time. “As a charity, removing them will cost us time and money we don’t have, impacting our vital work for wildlife and nature.”
After an appeal on Facebook asking for the public’s help, Protyre saw the need and sent a team from their Sheffield base to move and recycle the tyres.
As part of the assessment process, Protyre’s team discovered that many were illegal part worn tyres, raising concerns they may have been dumped by rogue traders.
Simon Hiorns, Protyre Retail Director, said: “The illegal fly-tipping of over 1000 tyres in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a crucial habitat for wildlife is a terrible act of environmental vandalism.
“Our team attended the site to inspect the tyres, established they were safe to remove and then made the arrangements to dispose of them with our recycling partner.
Karen McDiarmid, Nature Reserves Team Leader at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We were devastated to discover up to 1,000 fly-tipped tyres at Brockadale nature reserve, a much-loved and ecologically important reserve.
“After sharing our story, we were overwhelmed by the response we received from members of the public, local communities, organisations and the media, all offering their support.
“We are genuinely grateful to Protyre for contacting us and offering to remove and recycle the tyres free of charge.
“Their extraordinary gesture of goodwill has saved us hundreds of pounds; vital funds that can now be spent on our work to protect and restore Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places.”
Source: Yorkshire Post