Ohio tire recycler ordered to remove scrap
A Clyde, Ohio property owner has
until April 3, 2009, to remove an
estimated 80,000 scrap tires from
a business property located at 983
Woodland Ave., under orders recently
issued by Ohio Environmental Protection
During multiple inspections since
July 2006, Ohio EPA and the Sandusky
County Health Department found continuing
violations of state solid waste rules
at property owned by Linda Nichols
of Clyde. The property is the location
of B&K Auto Service.
During a July 2006 inspection, Ohio
EPA cited several violations, including
open dumping of solid waste, failing
to store scrap tires in properly
sized piles, failing to maintain
fire lanes between tire piles and
failing to license or register as
a solid waste or scrap tire facility.
Follow-up inspections by Ohio EPA
and the Sandusky County Health Department
through July 2008 found similar violations.
In addition, the agencies noted additional
violations concerning mosquito control
and having insufficient drainage
to prevent water from collecting
where the tires are stored.
In addition to removing all the scrap
tires within 120 days, Nichols is
required to stop accepting scrap
tires, implement mosquito control
measures, establish proper storage
piles and establish fire lanes between
tire piles until the tires are removed.
If the property owner fails to remove
the scrap tires, Ohio EPA will hire
a contractor to remove them and the
owner will be required to reimburse
the Agency’s costs.