Keep PA Beautiful Launches Illegal Dump Surveillance Program

(March 16, 2015) – PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday 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 statewide concern, according to a recent study commissioned by Keep PA Beautiful, the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection.

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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