Environmental Group Launches Initiative to Help Municipalities Crack Down on Illegal Dumping

(March 27, 2015) – Pittsburgh PBS WESA-FM – Litterbugs beware: There might be someone watching you.

A Pennsylvania environmental group has launched a new initiative to provide municipalities with the equipment to catch people illegally dumping trash on camera.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a volunteer-based environmental organization funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will loan surveillance kits to municipalities that apply. The kits contain three cameras that can capture images of litterers and their license plates, even at night. Those images can then be used to prosecute offenders, who might face fines or jail time.

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