Letters to the Editor

Tire refrain

November 15, 2007


To the editor:

I was driving my friend home today and we spotted tires lying on the side of the road. Thinking that I would be a good citizen, I pulled over and we loaded them into the bed of my truck. When I got home I found out just why the tires had been dumped. It costs money to get rid of tires?

It is wrong to charge people to get rid of their tires. More people would be willing to drop their tires off at a recycling center than paying to dispose of them. We are good citizens that pay taxes and I'm pretty sure that at least some of that money could go into helping the community get rid of some of these tires.

I'm not saying that we should raise taxes, just that we need to come up with a better solution to get rid of tires than abandoning them in the woods or somewhere that no one will find them. I do not want to live in a future where people run around stashing a tire under a tree or submerge it into a river or lake just to save money.

I hope that by reading this you will agree with me and help change the wrong in our society. And if you are the person who dumped those 11 tires, I hope you are ashamed of what you did!

Jessica Hase,



Steve Mechels 10 years, 7 months ago

Uh, northtown, WTF? Try using some paragraphs or settling down before you write. Your message is almost incomprehensible.

Steve Mechels 10 years, 7 months ago

BTW Jessica, thanks for picking up the tires. Sorry you will have to find out the hard way that it costs to dispose of them properly. One of the hidden costs that too many of us ignore or are not aware of; anytime someone buys new tires there is normally a fee for the tire disposal.

matahari 10 years, 7 months ago

I was under the impression that you get to dispose of 4 tires (wuthout cost to you) per year.....(I supposed per household?)the law must have changed?

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