Secure Site saves the day – and clears up after the council refuse to pay!
Following the discovery of several dead fish in the River Crouch, Essex, local parish councillor and local businessman, Roy Hart, Director of Skee-tex Ltd, decided to investigate further and found that hundreds of tyres had been dumped and were blocking the river.
Because of a dispute between the local council and the Environment Agency, Roy a keen angler, obtained permission to clear the waste himself and, with the help of three volunteers, cleared the polluted river of over 120 dumped tyres.
Roy was left in amazement when both the Environment Agency and the council refused to pay for the disposal of the massive tyre haul, leaving Roy with a substantial disposal bill.
Hearing this story on national TV news, Secure Site Regional Manager Edward Fenner, a British Institute of Cleaning Sciences professional, felt compelled to offer assistance.
With local offices in Brentwood, Essex and Hackney, East London, Edward organised a clearance team to attend the next day and remove the tyres for environmental disposal without charge, in support of Roy and his community spirited volunteers.
Afterwards Roy said “Thanks to Edward and his sharp eye reading the national press, he phoned me straight away and offered to dispose of the tyres without any hesitation, at no cost to myself and my three volunteers. Your company saved the day”