Fly dumping of tires reported in North Norfolk

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Published:
11:51 am September 26, 2022



Updated:
2:58 PM September 26, 2022

Tires have been thrown in several recent fly dumping incidents in North Norfolk.

And the North Norfolk District Council area has seen an increase in the number of tires spilled – on public and private land – compared to last year.

About 20 tires and other bagged waste were left at Dick Buck’s Burrow, a Woodland Trust woodland just outside Cromer near Hall Road.

North Norfolk District Council leader Tim Adams said it was not known when the waste was dumped.

He said: ‘While we are unlikely to find any information on this occasion, we still urge anyone with information about this fly-spilling incident or others to let us know.’

Mr Adams said there was also a recent tire leak in Skeyton and several large tires were also left at the junction of Worstead Road and Yarmouth Road near Dilham.


Tires left on the side of the road at the Yarmouth Road / Worstead Road junction, near Dilham.
– Credit: Stuart Anderson

There have also been reports of dozens of tires left on the side of the road left on the side of Scottow Road, between Scottow and Buxton in the Broadland District Council area.

Mr Adams said it was unknown whether the separate incidents were linked.

He added: “These are obviously relatively large quantities of tyres, albeit small van loads, so I would urge all commercial car wreckers and garages to be careful how they dispose of used tyres.

“The cost of surrender will unfortunately be borne by the ratepayer of North Norfolk in these cases, in addition to Broadland.”

Figures show that in the NNDC area, there were 51 incidents of tire spills on public property in the 2021-2022 financial year, compared to just 25 in the 2020-2021 financial year.

There were six incidents of tire rollovers on private land in the district in 2021-22, up from three the previous year.


The number of dumped tires around the North Norfolk District Council area is on the rise.

The number of dumped tires around the North Norfolk District Council area is on the rise.
– Credit: NNDC

Mr Adams wondered if Norfolk County Council could plan an annual amnesty for individual tire transfers.

“It could reduce some of that number, although it’s suspected that a lot of the biggest fly-spill incidents are commercial waste,” he added.

Flytipping in North Norfolk can be reported online at www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/environmental-protection/report-fly-tipping or by calling 01263 513811.

For Broadland visit secure.broadland.gov.uk/outreach_lcp/FlyTipping.ofml

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