Missouri DNR Sues Jefferson City Man for Abandoned Tires

8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 26 2010 Oct 26, 2010 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:51:29 PM CDT October 26, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Solid Waste Management Program is sending a case concerning mishandled tires to the state's Attorney General's Office. Dave Pearon allegedly violated Solid Waste Management Laws and regulations. According to the department, Pearon accumulated and abandoned 500 tires after his business went under in October 2008.

The department refers cases to the Attorney General's Office when the responsible party is unwilling or unable to cooperate. The DNR said it has tried to work with Pearon since the charges were filed in 2008.

Scrap tires are known to harbor mosquitoes, snakes, and other vermin. The DNR requires old tires to be taken to approved scrap tire processors. There, tires are quartered and sent to land fills.

Missouri also has a tire dump roundup program available. Any individual with 500 to 10,000 tires on their private property can qualify for free cleanup by the DNR.





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