Neighbors upset land has become tire dumping ground - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Neighbors upset land has become tire dumping ground

Residents in east Memphis say others are using their neighborhood as a dumping ground, and they are upset. Residents in east Memphis say others are using their neighborhood as a dumping ground, and they are upset.
A man who works nearby said he has seen the same two people driving this truck pull into a driveway and unload tires every day this week. A man who works nearby said he has seen the same two people driving this truck pull into a driveway and unload tires every day this week.

(WMC-TV) – People in east Memphis are upset that others are using their neighborhood as a dumping ground.

An Action News 5 viewer e-mailed our newsroom asking for help. She said people are leaving huge piles of discarded tires on their land. As soon as reporter Nick Kenney pulled up, three other neighbors complained about the same problem.

Connie McKee just finished paying a crew to remove hundreds of tires that had been dumped illegally in her backyard.

A man who works nearby said he has seen the same two people driving the same truck pull into a driveway and unload tires every day this week. He said they make multiple trips each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"The last time it was just, it was at least 300 tires back there," McKee said.

McKee said she has no choice but to remove the tires on her own dime or she would face a city code enforcement fine.

She understands her responsibilities as a property owner but said there is only so much she can do.

But claims there's only so much she can do...

She is now hoping for some proactive assistance from elsewhere so that she does not have to clean up tires for a third time.

Police say in order to catch someone in the act, they must be called first.

Twice in the past, the city has operated a tire redemption program but there are no announced plans for another one.

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