Category Archives: In The News

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Looking for Illegal Dumps

(March 11, 2015) – Clarion Today – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful today launched
a new innovative program called IllegalDumpFreePa that will provide
surveillance kits, training and online support to Pennsylvania
municipalities to help them battle illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping is a state-wide concern, according to a recent study
commissioned by Keep
Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful
and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP). Dumpsites can be found in every county – 6,500 at last count.

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Keep PA Beautiful Launches Illegal Dump Surveillance Program

(March 18, 2015) – Newville Valley Times Star On Line – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful launched a new innovative program called IllegalDumpFreePA last week that will provide surveillance kits, training and online support to Pennsylvania municipalities to help them battle illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping is a statewide concern, according to a recent study commissioned by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Dumpsites can be found in every county — 6,500 at last count. Cleanups conducted by local municipalities are costly, averaging about $600 per ton, or roughly $3,000 per site, siphoning off tax dollars and staff resources.

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OUR VIEW Spy on sites to prosecute trash dumpers

(March 10, 2015) – Times Leader -Would it be a good idea …

… for communities in Luzerne County to borrow surveillance equipment intended to help catch people in the act of illegally dumping trash?

Ugly heaps – often containing old appliances, truck tires, construction debris and other junk – dot too many landscapes in the county, including certain stream banks and wetlands. Statewide, the Keep America Beautiful affiliate has tallied 6,500 makeshift garbage dumps where scofflaws routinely deposit debris, spoiling the scenery and potentially poisoning the soil and water.

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