Last year 10,000 tires were illegally dumped across the county, part of a larger trash problem, says the Imperial County Farm Bureau.
Farmers, ranchers, the county and the Imperial Irrigation District are increasingly dealing with the issue, Candace Nelson, Farm Bureau spokeswoman, said. If trash is dumped, it is the responsibility of the landowner to pick it up, she added.
“And for any type of hazardous material, it’s extraordinarily expensive to clean up, sometimes running into the multiple of thousands of dollars,” Nelson said.
Besides tires, materials most often dumped include furniture, mattresses and large appliances. But what many do not realize is that most items can be disposed of properly at no cost, Nelson said. For a guide to dispose of property people can go online to the Web site www.ivrma.org
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