Site Name

Passumpsic River Tire Dump

Entry Id



St. Johnsbury



Name of body of water (river, stream, lake, etc.)

Passumpsic River

Name of the nearest road or crossroads

Mallory Road (may be private) off of South Main Street

Brief description of the trash site

Tires and other trash mostly scattered across a large (>1.5 acres) flat sand bar in Passumpsic River downstream of downtown St. Johnsbury. There are some - and many more - tires and other trash farther downstream. The site is exposed at low river flows but submerged at high flows. The sandbar is accessible at low flows across a shallow channel. Site can be accessed by private road or railroad right-of-way (with permission).

Type(s) of trash at the site

>100 tires (large and small), metal wheels, machines, plywood, assorted other debris

Estimated number of volunteers this site needs for cleanup


Are boats or special equipment needed for cleanup? If so, explain

Need some way to haul tires away once retrieved from river

Is this site suitable for children under 12?

No, adults only