ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A Randolph County man woke up Tuesday to find dozens of tires dumped on his property. Some were even left in the middle of the road.
Now, city crews are stuck cleaning up the mess.
“There's really no need to dump them illegally,” said Randolph County Public Works Director Paxton Arthurs.
Arthurs says most tire companies qualify for free disposal at the Randolph County Solid Waste Facility. Even people who don’t have proper certificates can take tires to the landfill at a low cost.
“We charge $80 per ton. That's what it costs us to get rid of the tires,” said Arthurs.
Getting rid of tires the right way is easy, which is why Osborne says leaving a big stack of tires for others to clean up is unacceptable.
“I was real disappointed to see that someone would really stoop that low to do that,” said Osborne.
Asheboro city crews plan to pick up the tires Thursday morning.