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Tens of Thousands of Illegally Dumped Tires in Houston

Article-Tens of Thousands of Illegally Dumped Tires in Houston

The tires are taking over and Houstonians are tired of it.

Texans create one scrap tire per person each year, according to city officials. In the Houston area, that comes to 6.5 million scrap tires annually.

If you drive through stretches of Harris County -- particularly in poorer neighborhoods and rural swatches -- you'll see mounds of discarded tires illegally dumped in ditches and thrown into vacant lots. Several piles of dumped tires in Houston can be seen from space.

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