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10,000 tires still piled up in Coxsackie

Aug 11, 2022 1:45 pm

Maura Rosner reports for Columbia-Greene Media that 10,000 tires still remain at Coxsackie's Green Tire Recycling even though that is more than the 1,000 allowed, and the company has only paid $750 of $2,250 in fines for violations. And all of the tires were supposed to be removed more than a year ago. Town Supervisor Richard Hanse sounds frustrated, and says he wants the state Department of Environmental Conservation to revoke a permit the department issued for tire storage at one of the company's two locations. Owner Shane Foster claims he is shipping the tires to India to recycle them back into oil. “So far, I’ve been shipping the tires to India in overseas containers that cost $2,500,” Foster said. “The reason for shipping to India is that they are extracting oil from the tires to eliminate landfill waste. They are essentially converting the tires back into oil.” He also claims that "COVID-19 is the reason that the tires piled up so much. I think what we are doing is good for the environment. Everyone’s talking about the tires so negatively. However, I feel eliminating landfill waste is a positive thing.”

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