Businessman Fined After Improper Storage Of Discarded Tyres
James McHale has a trading business under the company name McIntyres. He was recently charged by the Falkirk Sheriff Court following his guilty plea. His charges include persistent breaches regarding the license requirement in waste management which happened at his sites from September 2013 to August 2014.
There was also a prosecution initiated by SEPA or Scottish Environment Protection Agency. The agency told the court in a recent hearing that they have served numerous formal notices to the said sites in order to take action against the breaches.
The legal action was taken after they have monitored the sites under the businessman’s name including those in Huntly, Lathalmond, Alloa, Grangemouth and Dundee.
In the case of the Grangemouth site, SEPA said that Mr. McHale’s storage height is already more than the maximum allowable storage level for tyres. Aside from this, there are no fire resistant walls installed, there are a large number of tyres that were stored lacking the license from the waste management authority and there are tyres stored in the site for more than the allowed three-month period.
Mr. McHale also pleads guilty to the charge of storing more than 15,000 tyres that are already end of life. These tyres were kept at his site located at Alloa’s Kellibank Industrial Estate. At an inspection in his site at Dundee located at Baldovie Industrial Estate, there were around a thousand tyres and residue of burned tyres.
At his site at Crossroads Garage located at Huntly, he admits that he kept an excess of around 1,180 loose tyres and 14,340 baled tyres. He has another site in M90 Commerce Park located at Lathalmond, Fife which stores more than 6,900 tyres than the recommended amount.
According to SEPA’s unit manager for Falkirk and Stirling investigation team, Kath McDowall, the illegal storage of quite a number of tyres in sites under James McHale is dangerous because it poses harm to the environment and the surrounding community in the event it catches fire. She also advised the residents to be more aware of illegal activities concerning waste tyres because it is a hazard.
When buying Tyres in Gold Coast, it is also important to buy from dealers that follow regulations.