Stacyville man ordered to pay $100K for dumping tires

old abandoned and used tires waiting for recycling

Stacyville, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered a northern Iowa man to pay $100,000 for illegally operating a waste tire collection site and repeatedly dumping tires onto his property and a nearby creek.

60-year-old Gary Eggers, of Stacyville, was ordered to pay the penalty after he failed to respond to a state environmental lawsuit filed in September. The $100,000 penalty is on top of a previously unpaid $10,000 penalty.

In addition to the penalties, the court order prohibits Eggers from storing or dumping any more tires and requires him to provide proof of properly disposing of existing tires within 60 days. He must also stop salvaging vehicles until he obtains a state vehicle recycler license and proper storm water permit.

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