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Dalton PD Code Enforcement Unit collects nearly 3,000 pounds of illegally dumped tires

The DPD’s Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) went on a tire round up on Thursday, collecting nearly 3,000 pounds of illegally dumped tires from sites around Dalton. The police department receives numerous complaints of illegal dumping of tires year round, and several times a year our CEU goes out on roundups to collect them with the assistance of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority and Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful. The CEU is also investigating the illegal dumping, and those found to be illegally dumping tires in the city will be prosecuted and fined. Thursday’s operation saw the code enforcement team visit several sites where illegal tire dumping has been reported. Our officers collected 100 tires, totaling 2,866 pounds. There are still more tires dumped around the city, but the CEU had limited hauling capacity for today’s operation. It is against the law to dump tires on the side of the road or near creeks, lakes, rivers, etc. Besides being an eyesore, they can also cause environmental and health hazards for the community. Tires should be disposed of at a recycling center or the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority. There is a small fee for disposing of tires, usually depending on the size of the tire and whether a wheel is attached. If you see anyone dumping tires in the city, please take note of the tag number of the vehicle involved and contact the DPD’s Code Enforcement Team at 706-278-9085, extension 9160. Thanks to the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority and Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful for helping us out today with the operation!