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Alucidnation

4,383 posts

79 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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One of the reasons some large things are 'dumped' at the roadside, is because a lot of the tips wont allow any kind of commercial vehicle in, unless one you prove its your only form of transport, prove address etc etc.

So, if you are moving house and have rented a van, and then decide to get rid of the sofa, you could be denied access by your local dump.

I have a 'permit' from my local council so that i can use my van up to 12 times a year to dump household rubbish




RikZR

644 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Sell them to drifters / stancers? Lol

Meoricin

2,773 posts

78 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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FreeLitres said:
Shocking!

Do you have a Toyo T1-R in 17s?
Or any other size, for that matter? Surely some of those tyres will be legal and undamaged. Maybe worth checking through them and posting a list of make/size/tread?

mmm-five

6,552 posts

193 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Mr Tom said:
Ring up the council and say they were dumped on the road and that you moved them off as they were dangerous. Ask them to come and pick them up. If they don't tell them you will be putting them back on the road!
If you move them they become your responsibility, and if you then dump them on council-owned land/roads you are liable for their removal too, or face prosecution.

XDA

2,003 posts

94 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Clivew said:
I awoke this morning to find some a$$hole had dumped over 50 used tyres on our farm.
No good for your silage pit?

Any other local farmers wanting them for their pit?
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MrBrightSi

1,831 posts

79 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Do a re-enactment of the warsop tyre fire.

Is abit short of 400,000 tyres though. Still.

V6Paul

171 posts

52 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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tbc said:
surely they're still worth something

do they not shred them into crumb rubber for astro 3G pitches
They do, not sure they'd take an order that size though - or from a private customer.

pherlopolus

1,231 posts

67 months

jjones

2,677 posts

102 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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happens a lot around here, proper disposal is £1 a tyre, caravan utilising nomadic travellers offer to get rid of them for £0.50. Trouble is they end up dumped, call to council should sort it. yet another way we have to subsidise these scum.

Andyjc86

919 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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That really sucks for you OP. I know it's not the point, but it shouldn't cost you anything near £240 to get rid of them. The most I have ever paid is 85p + VAT per tyre, and I'm currently only paying 70p Inc per tyre.

If know one will take them off you then at least try shopping around.

Keyser Soze

16,356 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Take a tyre put some rope through it, fill the bottom half with petrol, hang it off a Gatso, light it

Rinse repeat

You'll feel better and thousands of strangers will secretly love you

Aeroresh

1,327 posts

141 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Too late now but if it happens again, move them onto council land or by a highway. I guarantee the authorites will be more interested.

englisharcher

1,607 posts

73 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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MrBrightSi said:

Do a re-enactment of the warsop tyre fire.

Is abit short of 400,000 tyres though. Still.
O/T

I remember that, we could see it out here in Creswell.

And my parents have some good video of it from Church Warsop.

Chapppers

4,377 posts

100 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Have a look through and ebay the best ones, there's a surprisingly strong used market. Should go some way toward that £200

deltashad

5,912 posts

106 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Clive, I stay just down the road in dunning. Do you have any 225 & 245 x 17 sport conti's? nerd

ikarl

3,108 posts

108 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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tbc said:
surely they're still worth something

do they not shred them into crumb rubber for astro 3G pitches
I think they're worthless because of the volume of used tyres that are discarded daily

wolves_wanderer

10,386 posts

146 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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_Batty_ said:
Put an advert on driftworks with all the various sizes etc.
guarantee someone will want them smile
This.

silvagod

754 posts

69 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I was talking to a guy that runs a processing plant for used tyres the other day and he reckons that before long, they will have a value again. Apparently, China is taking as many as they can get. They use them to fuel furnaces.

g3org3y

10,805 posts

100 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Andyjc86 said:
That really sucks for you OP. I know it's not the point, but it shouldn't cost you anything to get rid of them.
EFA. Outrageous situation. frown Hope you can get it sorted asap (for minimal £).

BorkFactor

6,738 posts

67 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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That is really st, can't believe some people still do things like this! Hope it gets sorted with as little outlay as possible on your part.

(P.s. got any 205/55R/16s?)