Lilburn officials are teaming up with property owners at a shopping center on Lawrenceville Highway to clean up more than 3,000 illegally dumped tires, the city announced on Thursday.
The tires had been dumped behind Lilburn Market Center, but city officials did not specify who they believe may have dumped them there. The cleanup is expected to take several days to complete, with Lilburn Public Works Director Mike Helton overseeing the process.
“The City of Lilburn is partnering with private property owners to resolve a devastating, expensive environmental issue,” Lilburn spokesman Brian Burchik said in a statement. “The city of Lilburn has an agreement with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for reimbursement of the costs for the cleanup, which will be $12,000+.”
Lilburn Market Center is located at 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, at the intersection with Killian Hill Road and near Lilburn City Hall.