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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. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers: 336-373-1000

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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