More than 18 tons of tires dumped illegally near Princess Place
The following is an adapted news release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office:
Someone illegally dumped about 37,000 pounds of tires near a wooded area off Old Kings Road between Matanzas Woods Parkway and Princess Place Preserve the night of Aug. 30 or early morning Aug. 31.
Law enforcement officers believe the culprit or culprits used a large trailer and unloaded the tires one at a time. Flagler County cleaned up the tires and hauled them to a proper landfill in Volusia County, at a cost of about $4,600.
"Flagler County has a Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, so it is a shame that someone chose to dump these tires here,” Flagler County Administrator Craig Coffey said.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is located at 1700 S. Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach. Its hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, go to flaglercounty.org, or call 386-517-2075.
Law enforcement officers have asked anyone with information about this crime to contact Deputy Steve Williams at 386-313- 4911, or FWC Officer Eric Mead at 888-404-FWCC. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.