New tire dumping site at landfill still two years out

A new tire disposal site at the landfill will take about two years to set up, county commissioners learned.

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February 20, 2024 - 3:33 PM

Public Works Director Mitch Garner speaks with the Allen County Commission Tuesday morning about an upcoming tire monofill project. Photo by Sarah Haney / Iola Register

Allen County Commissioner David Lee would rather the county landfill not get a reputation as a “tire landing zone.”

And while Commissioner Jerry Daniels doesn’t love the idea, he recognizes accepting tires “is a revenue stream for the county.”

Public Works Director Mitch Garner addressed creating a new tire disposal monofill site at the landfill at Tuesday’s meeting. The current site will reach its limit in “five, six years, or maybe sooner,” said Garner.

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