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Illegal Tire Dumping Will Be Investigated and Prosecuted

Friday, April 13, 2018- 4:25 p.m. 

PRESS RELEASE 

Among the hundreds of tons of trash removed annually from the state, county, and city roadways within Gordon County by inmate work crews are hundreds of unlawfully dumped automobile tires.

Upon taking office in 2009, Sheriff Ralston initiated a vigorous program of trash pick-up by jail inmates under Sheriff’s Office supervision. These crews work daily cleaning trash from along the roadways and other public property.

In the last 12 months alone, inmate crews picked up over 74,000 lbs of trash from over 340 miles on over 435 roadways. This trash included over 400 automobile tires.

“Dumping automobile tires in any unauthorized location is illegal.One of the most common complaints I hear from citizens is about littering. We will aggressively investigate and prosecute anyone illegally dumping times, and I would ask that anyone who sees or suspects any such activity to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office”, said Sheriff Ralston.