Cleanup set for 200,000 waste tires left at Indiana business

State environmental officials are stepping in to clean up nearly 200,000 shredded tires left at a former central Indiana recycling business.

Posted: Dec 27, 2018 9:54 AM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — State environmental officials are stepping in to clean up nearly 200,000 shredded tires left at a former central Indiana recycling business.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management estimates cleaning up the Green Tire Reclamation site in Anderson could cost up to $262,000 and will take about a year. The (Anderson) Herald-Bulletin reports the tires have been cut into 2-inch chunks and stacked in massive piles on the property that appears abandoned.

The business opened in 2012 with permission to store 5,000 waste tires it would shred for uses such as being burned in power plants or as construction fill. But business owner Dan McKenzie said in 2014 he hadn't been able to find buyers for the shredded tires. McKenzie didn't return phone calls to comment on the cleanup.

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