JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2006) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has launched a “Tire Dump Roundup” program for Missouri residents who have 500 to 10,000 tires stockpiled on their property.
The DNR will remove the tires free of charge for any Missourian who hasn't previously had a dispute with the department regarding scrap tires, a DNR spokesman said.
Missouri funds scrap tire cleanups through a 50-cent fee charged on every new tire sold in the state. That fee brings about $2.1 million annually to the DNR's scrap tire fund and so far has paid for the cleanup of more than 14 million tires, the spokesman said.