The county Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to work with local city and county representatives on figuring out how to pay for the cleanup of tires dumped on the side of roads.
The county has tried unsuccessfully for years to keep people from dumping used tires and other waste off county roads.
In 1998 the state spent $12,000 to remove 4,000 tires at two sites in Imperial County — Smoke Tree Valley north of the Chocolate Mountains and the Painted Gorge waste tire site near Ocotillo. Other tire cleanups also have be done, including one organized by a student at Southwest High School in El Centro.
But the cleanups did not stop tires from re-populating county roads.
Supervisor Hank Kuiper said new tires are sold within city limits but old tires are dumped on county roads, Kuiper said.