Friday 14 September 2018
Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Katikati Police are appealing for help to track down the person who dumped more than 100 tyres overnight on Wharawhara Road near Katikati.
Council's Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis says the dumping is shocking and irresponsible. Removing the tyres is a cost to ratepayers because Council has to arrange for a contractor to pick them up and dispose of them.
The large amount of tyres, plus two pallets, indicates the illegal dumper was possibly a commercial operator with a large truck so it may well have been noticed by someone in the area.
Steve Hindmarsh from Katikati Police says the tyres were dumped across the road and could have caused an accident when a truck almost ran into them at 6 o'clock this morning at about 393 Wharawhara Road. The driver moved the tyres off to the side of the road to prevent an accident.
If anyone has any information please contact the Katikati Police or Western Bay of Plenty District Council 0800 926 732.