Keep PA Beautiful Surveillance Cameras Catch Dumpers In Erie County

(12/7/15) – PA Environment Digest – For years, residents of Wesleyville Borough in Erie County and residents of nearby communities have used the Borough’s recycling center to leave old furniture, mattresses, tires, computers, even paint and hazardous chemicals.

In 2013, the Borough researched the purchase of security cameras, but the Borough Council felt the cameras were too expensive – so the Borough resigned itself to clean up piles of debris at the center each Monday morning.

This has begun to change.

Since June 19th, Wesleyville Borough has been able to monitor its self-serve recycling center for illegal dumping thanks to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its generous loan of three high-quality motion activated surveillance cameras that provide instant wireless transmission of site activity, photo documentation of license plates and clear photos of activity day or night.

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Michaux State Forest Fights Illegal Dumping with the help of Surveillance Cameras provided by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

(December 8, 2015)KPB Press Release – Michaux State Forest in Adams, Cumberland and Franklin counties has recently increased efforts to catch and identify illegal dumpers and hold them accountable. This year, the state forest installed several sets of surveillance cameras along their roads and trails. One camera set is on loan from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as part of their Illegal Dump Free PA program, a community resource for fighting illegal dumping locally. With evidence obtained from the hidden cameras, Alex J. Cline (10/19/95) was issued a citation and is awaiting plea for scattering rubbish, Ronald Lee Kayhoe (7/28/47) was issued a citation and plead guilty for retrieval and disposition of killed or wounded game or wildlife and was fined $241, and Wayne Catron (10/25/57) was issued a citation and is awaiting plea for scattering rubbish.

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Wesleyville cracks down on illegal dumping

(December 3, 2015) – YourErie.com – Wesleyville is cracking down on illegal dumping.

More than a dozen people caught illegally dumping at a recycling facility, security camera footage catching it all.

It used to be a common sight to see old furniture, mattresses and electronics dumped at the Wesleyville Recycling Center. These items cannot be recycled and cost the borough money and man power to get rid of these items.

The borough became fed up with the violators and received a donation from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for three high quality surveillance cameras.

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Organization Notes Two Nabbed for Fouling Environment

(December 1, 2015) –  Observer Reporter – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a nonprofit organization, and the Washington County Court system’s Furlough Into Service program marked their 100th illegal dump cleanup in Washington County this fall.

The work completed by this partnership since 2011 has been funded through the state Department of Community and Economic Development and the Washington County Commissioners’ Local Share Account of gambling proceeds from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Dumping grounds have existed throughout Washington County for decades, plaguing roadways, hillsides and streams.

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Surveillance Cameras Catch Dumpers in Wesleyville Borough, Erie County

(December 2, 2015) – KPB Press Release – For years, residents of Wesleyville Borough and residents of nearby communities have used the Borough’s recycling center to leave old furniture, mattresses, tires, computers, even paint and hazardous chemicals. In 2013, the Borough researched the purchase of security cameras, but the Borough Council felt the cameras were too expensive – so the Borough resigned itself to clean up piles of debris at the center each Monday morning.

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