Illegal Tire Dumping
The outdoor storage of tires in stacks and piles, which consists of the visible storage of five or more tires adjacent to a public road or in an area visible to passers-by from a public road, is considered to be a nuisance and factor in promoting blight in the city and parish. As such, any violation of this ordinance, Sec. 12:407 in the Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances, is punishable as a misdemeanor with each day of improper storage constituting a separate offense.
The storage of tires, as defined below, is not considered a nuisance under the following circumstances:
- The tires in question are being held for sale by a tire or automotive supply store displayed during operating hours of the establishment, clearly marked as being for sale, and removed from public view when the establishment is closed; or
- The tires are entirely enclosed in a fence, which may be constructed of chain-link wire or other weather and damage resistant materials, including wooden pickets, metal panels, or solid plastic panels.
Please also note that it is illegal to dump or dispose of tires outside of regular garbage pickup or disposal at the City-Parish Landfill without first having obtained the appropriate permits as outlined in Sec. 6:422 of the Code of Ordinances. Severe civil penalties may be put into effect with fines of up to $500.00 per day for incidents of illegal tire dumping.If you are aware of illegal tire dumping taking place, please contact 3-1-1 and provide as much information as possible regarding the incident, duration of the alleged tire dumping and location of the incident. If you are looking to dispose of tires, please note that the City-Parish garbage contractor will pick up your old or discarded tires if you provide notice prior to pick-up about the tires in question. Please contact the City-Parish Solid Waste Division for more information about how to arrange for a tire pick-up at (225) 389-4813.