CASS COUNTY, TEXAS – Cass County is taking proactive measures to address the issue of illegal tire dumping in the area. The Cass County Commissioners Court has received grant funding for a pilot program aimed at assisting in the disposal of used tires, according to a press release from Cass County Judge Travis Ransom.
Per the official press release, the program, which runs until the end of June, allows for the disposal of up to four tires per citizen. Cass County has partnered with the Ark-Tex Council of Government (ATCOG), and Arklatex Tire Processing to provide for the disposal of the used tires.
Cass County is in a unique position to tackle this issue due to the active Land Reclamation Project Using Tires (LRPUT) site located outside of Linden, Texas. The LRPUT site, which is licensed by TCEQ, allows for used tires to be shredded and used to rehabilitate, improve, or restore land that has been excavated, deteriorated, or disturbed. In this case, the land is being prepared for reforested timber tracts, as stated in the press release.
Not all tires will be accepted.
The program is limited to used passenger car and truck tires and cannot accept tractor tires due to their size. The tires can be dropped off for disposal at any of the Cass County Barns as well as the City of Atlanta bulk waste drop off site near the Rabbit Water Tower.
Illegal tire dumping has numerous negative impacts on the community, including public health and safety concerns, decreased property values, increased costs to local government and private property owners, and lost revenue. The need for continual cleanup, hauling, and disposal of illegally dumped tires results in significant maintenance costs.
For more information on the program, contact the Cass County Judge’s office at 903-756-5181 extension 0. Cass County hopes that this pilot program will be successful in addressing the issue of illegal tire dumping and create a cleaner and safer environment for its citizens.
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