Trashing tires tiresome for county

  • Stacks of used tires are ready for disposal. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Stacks of used tires are ready for disposal. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County doesn’t consider tires rubbish, but that hasn’t stopped residents from abandoning them on roadsides or dropping them off at transfer stations in defiance of official policy.