Scavello Bill Cracking Down On Littering, Illegal Dumping Becomes Law

PA Environment Digest Blog – Gov. Tom Wolf late Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 431 sponsored by Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) to reduce littering across Pennsylvania by requiring offenders to pick up trash and authorizing the creation of local litter enforcement corridors. “When you look at all of the trash along our roads, it’s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter this crime,” said Sen. Scavello. “Littering is like graffiti and other acts of vandalism – when people engage in it without fear of punishment, it sends the message that no one cares and leads to more litter. It’s time to show we really care.”

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Penn Hills to use cameras to catch and prosecute illegal dumpers

Trib Live – Penn Hills officials hope three new cameras will help catch offenders at one of the municipality’s many illegal dump sites. Planning Director Chris Blackwell said his department applied for a grant last year from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful that would allow the municipality to place cameras at one site to help catch dumpers in the act.The grant was accepted in January and Department of Public Works employees will be trained on how to use the cameras soon, he said.

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes Staff to Coordinate Illegal Dump Free PA Initiative

(June 13, 2018) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to announce the new hire of Rob Dubas who joined the team as a Program Coordinator.  Dubas will help facilitate their Illegal Dump Free PA initiative across the state, working with local governments, communities, and enforcement agencies to identify and hold accountable individuals and businesses that choose to dump their trash illegally. IllegalDumpFreePA.org is an innovative program launched in 2015 that provides surveillance camera loans, training and support to Pennsylvania municipalities and community groups.

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Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Rob Dubas To Coordinate Illegal Dump Free PA Initiative

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced Rob Dubas has joined KPB as the Illegal Dump Free Program Coordinator.  Dubas will help facilitate their Illegal Dump Free PA initiative across the state, working with local governments, communities, and enforcement agencies to identify and hold accountable individuals and businesses that choose to dump their trash illegally.

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Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Rob Dubas To Coordinate Illegal Dump Free PA Initiative

PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced Rob Dubas has joined KPB as the Illegal Dump Free Program Coordinator.  Dubas will help facilitate their Illegal Dump Free PA initiative across the state, working with local governments, communities, and enforcement agencies to identify and hold accountable individuals and businesses that choose to dump their trash illegally. IllegalDumpFreePA.org is an innovative program launched in 2015 that provides surveillance camera loans, training and support to Pennsylvania municipalities and community groups.

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