13/01/2016
Illegal disposal of used tires in southern Israel Photo: Guy Nechushtan, Green Police
Probe Launched Against Truck Drivers Seen Illegally Disposing Used Tires
Illegal disposal of used tires in southern Israel
Photo: Guy Nechushtan, Green Police

Israel Police have begun an investigation, after inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Green Police unit caught three trucks dumping used tires in an open field. It happened in the Bnei Shimon Regional Council, in southern Israel. Police have prohibited the use of one of the trucks, and several people were taken in for questioning.

​Orders for the removal of the other trucks from the road will likely be issued as well, as authorities continue their investigation against all those involved, including a tire recycling plan in Be’er Sheva. In addition, the Ministry of Environmental Protection will recommend that its southern district office issue a Cleaning Decree to the compound where the tires were dumped.