Tire dumping fines may increase - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tire dumping fines may increase

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Shelby County Commissioners are taking a final vote to increase tire dumping fines.

If passed, those caught dumping tires would not only face harsher fines, but their car would also be impounded.

Earlier in October, residents on Spottswood Avenue in East Memphis showed just how bad the dumping problem is in their neighborhood.

Neighbors claimed old abandoned tires collect water, attract mosquitoes, and bring other pesky critters to their homes.

People are hoping those proposed penalties will stop the constant flow of old tires being abandoned in their neighborhood.

The fine will increase from $25 to $50.

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