Tires found floating in Golden Gate Estates canal
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Golden Gate Estates residents said that tires have been seen floating in canals recently.
Over the weekend, people who live on 24th Avenue Northeast, off of 8th Street, saw several commercial-sized tires submerged or floating in the canal.
Dumping trash in a canal or anywhere other than an authorized drop-off site is illegal. Those who are caught illegally dumping trash can face a $500 fine per violation.
If you observe dumping or evidence of dumping, especially in proximity to water bodies or drainage features contact Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention by calling 239-252-2502.
Collier County Waste Management can take up to four standard-vehicle tires from your curb each month and the Tim Nance Recycling Center will take up to five tires.
Commercial sized tires will need to be dropped off at the recycling center or the county landfill for a fee.
The County encourages people to be responsible and dispose of tires responsibly. Chemicals can seep into the water from the rubber. Tires also hold a lot of heat, speeding up the breeding process of mosquitoes.