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Steve Farrell  says:

Council-paid firm dumps waste and refuses to pay for blow-outs

A firm paid with taxpayers’ money has been dumping metal shards in the road and refuses to pay compensation for punctures. The company says the shards, which have been found at several of locations, are too small to cause blow-outs. But an MCN reader says they have punctured his tyres six times, costing £250 in repairs and on one occasion causing...

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  • Posted 4 years ago (02 February 2011 10:56)

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Jul 08

Posts: 19

gasgas280 says:

regardless to whether them dumping waste is responsible for the punctures they should be held accountable for not disposing of the waste responsibly!

the general manager seems to find it acceptable for his staff to leave this waste at the road side?? unbelievable!


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Jul 09

Posts: 81

Massive legal implications

Very simple answer to this one - consider some serious legal action.  This type of negligence could well be in breach of a number of areas of legislation and will have some environmental lawyer licking his chops... Look at it another way... What's the road user that is most at risk?  A pedestrian.  I've no idea how small these metal clippings are, but they probably make the road more slippery and if a child fell onto them?  The local council should consider taking some litigation.

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Jan 11

Posts: 304

TomRR says:

why not

collect all that metal crap, and dump it out side his house, am sure he will say its ok , TW@

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Feb 11

Posts: 11

daviej says:


I've had these shavings in my tyres on 3 occasions, twice causing slow punctures. If a kid without shoes on was to step on em they'd slice the sole of his foot wide open & if there were as many as in initial pic, how the h3ll ..... defies dwellin on! 

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