The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 22, 2012

Deal inked to clear 5,000 fires from Riverside property

By Ashley Wislock
The Daily Item

— RIVERSIDE - A Riverside man has agreed to clean up his property which contains 5,000 tires, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Following months of legal wrangling, Ben Snyder, who owns a property at 1400 Avenue G, has agreed to clean up the more than 5,000 waste tires which he has collected on his property, DEP spokesman Daniel T. Spadoni.

Snyder has agreed to dispose of the tires and “sign a consent order and agreement with the department that would establish a legally enforceable time frame for doing so,” Spadoni said.

However, Spadoni said the DEP does not know what time frame will be established for the clean up of the tire pile since the agreement has yet to be signed.

And while a neighbor filed a complaint in September alleging that Snyder had begun to burn some of the tires, Spadoni said “there was no evidence” to support that claim and Snyder was not cited in relation to those allegations.