Jonathan Roberts, who traded as Anfield Tyres, pleaded guilty to six offences of dumping tyres outside Budget Depot in Ormskirk after a CCTV camera recorded five separate incidents.
Roberts admitted he has dumped around 300 tyres, but Budget estimated more than double that number had been fly-tipped over the preceding 12 months. The court also heard that National Tyres and Autocare in Moorgate also suffered fly-tipping incidents, thought to be the work of Roberts.
Fran Lowe, Environment Agency tyre campaign manager, believes the case sends out a strong warning to anyone tempted to break the law. “We have seen an increase in retailers and garages coming forward with information,” he says.