Tire crop …

bobby gutierrez There’s a bumper crop of used tires at the intersection of highways 13 and 64 just west of Meeker. Lee Overton of Overton Recycling said the tires are from an illegal tire dump near Fruita. “The state put out a bid for someone to clean it up. We hauled them up here.” The tires are on private property which is zoned for industrial use. Overton said next spring he will bring the tire shredder from the landfill to the property and shred them. The shredded material is then sold to landfills. He doesn’t expect the pile to grow much beyond what it is now.