Tire Dump Roundup
Do you have between 500 and 10,000 tires on your private property and want to dispose of them properly? If so, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is offering you an opportunity to have those tires cleaned up free of charge.
Private property owners must meet certain criteria for the program:
- The scrap tire dump must contain between 500 and 10,000 tires.
- The owner is required to sign an access agreement. The agreement states that if a property owner violates the solid waste management law in the future the department can proceed with assessing penalties and cost recovery for the incident.
- Active businesses and property owners who have participated in prior cleanup initiatives
are not eligible.
If the property owners meet the criteria, they will be eligible to have the scrap tires cleaned up by the Missouri Department of Corrections' Missouri Vocational Enterprises without paying any cost recovery to the department.
For more information, or to enroll, contact the Solid Waste Management Program's Scrap Tire Unit at 573-751-5401.
The Tire Dump Roundup is funded from the state's 50-cent-per-tire scrap tire fee collected by retailers when every new tire is purchased in Missouri. Illegal scrap tire dumps pose serious environmental and health threats. Insects and rodents that grow and breed in these dumps can transmit diseases, such as the West Nile Virus. Fires at tire dumps can release hazardous substances into the air, land and water, and can burn for months or even years.