GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Greensboro Police are asking for help catching the person or persons responsible for illegal dumping of vehicle tires and other items in part of the city.

According to a news release from Crime Stoppers, the items are being dumped in the Apache Street, Avalon Drive and Everitt Street areas. A large number of vehicle tires, in addition to mattresses and other large items are being left, police said.

it's not just an eyesore, it's a crime and a health hazard. Those tires hold water, which could make them mosquito breeding ground!

Anyone with information that can help find those responsible for this illegal dumping should call: 336-373-1000.

But let's be honest, illegal dumping is just lazy! It takes effort to load and unload them, why not just take them to be properly disposed of?

Our 2 Wants to Know team dug a little deeper to see how much dumping properly costs, and how much illegal dumping costs everyone.

The city of Greensboro doesn't dispose of tires -- at all. But the Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Collection Facility accepts tires Monday through Friday. A person can bring up to five personal vehicle tires per household, for FREE! So getting rid of tires the right way doesn't cost a thing.

But this illegal dumping costs us all. There is a fee for commercial tire disposal, and the county usually pays the bill.

You actually pay for the tire disposal too! If you buy a white good, like tires, or a fridge, or a microwave, you pay a white good disposal tax. It's right there on the receipt, and goes into the scrap tire fund to pay for the tire disposal.

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