Copart Cleans up Tire Yard

By Staff Writer May 22, 2018

Copart, Inc. announced the completion of the successful clearance of all scrap tires at the former Safe Tire Disposal Corp. in San Antonio, Texas.

Copart acquired the San Antonio property in January, promising to fund and oversee the clearing of abandoned tires on the 36-acre property, alleviating the threat of fire and mosquito-borne diseases.

In 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality conducted an investigation following complaints from area residents regarding mosquitos coming from the former Safe Tire facility on Applewhite Road. The state investigation confirmed the complaints and showed that over one million tires were stored at the site.

Those conditions persisted despite enforcement actions.

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