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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