Benson Environmental in Sibley has stopped taking in waste tires, and it could have an effect on how tire companies dispose of their waste tires.

Brian Benson, owner, said he stopped taking in new shipments of waste tire material when the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality could reportedly no longer pay for the materials.

“Typically we get what is called a pro rata share, which means that they take everything that was billed by all the different processors and you get a portion of the money,” Benson said.

He claims the LDEQ exceeded their amount given by the legislative authority, which

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