The Bradford Era – A survey of 7,000 American hoarders, conducted recently by Servicemaster of Lake Shore, Ill., determined that the average person hoards a lot of stuff, and from there illegal dumping becomes an issue. The cleaning and restoration service company found that US residents are hoarding almost $50 billion worth of unused goods, which is on average the equivalent of $390.16 per household. In Pennsylvania, it was found that people are hoarding $394.74 worth of items per household, which is the equivalent of $1.9 billion worth overall in the state. Additionally, a whopping 76% of Pennsylvanians admit that their unused goods are a fire hazard.
TheRecordHerald.com – FAYETTEVILLE — One of the most beautiful assets our region has is Michaux State Forest. Located along Route 233 between South Mountain and Pine Grove Furnace, the land offers recreation and wooded respite from the trappings of urban and suburban life. But the forested region also harbors a dirty little secret: trash. “Illegal dumping is a serious problem,” said Michaux State Forest Ranger Todd Ottinger.
Trib Live -Fawn Township is about to go high-tech in trying to combat illegal dumping in the township. The township will employ cameras at one of several locations throughout the community where dumping has occurred, according to supervisors Chairman David Montanari and Township Secretary Pam Ponsart. Ponsart said the set of three cameras was made available to the township by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The organizations are volunteer-based groups dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life throughout the state and the country.