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Man Illegally Dumps Trash Into Park Receptacle, Police Say

(July 12, 2015) – Lehigh Valley Live – A Washington Township man was cited after dumping personal garbage into a trash receptacle at Washington Borough Park.

Larry Birnholz, 54, allegedly threw out garbage shortly after 7 p.m. July 1 at Washington Borough Park. Washington Township police were dispatched to the scene for a report of a nuisance, a police news release states.

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Officials Seek Solutions to Illegal Dumping

(July 10, 2015) – Wayne Independent – TEXAS TWP. – Illegal dumping has been an ongoing issue on Bucks Cove Road, with tons of environmentally-hazardous materials being toss over embankments that lead to parts of the Lackawaxen River.

Township officials are looking to put a stop to the problem with the installation of surveillance cameras, which Texas hopes to obtained as part of a statewide initiative to curb illegal dumping.

“We have to do something,” said township Supervisor Allan Wickle.

The supervisor noted illegal dumping has been occurring for years at multiple sections of Bucks Cove Road, a dirt and gravel road that stretches through a wooded area for about three miles, from White Mills Road to Erie Street.

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Nonprofit, Task Force Targeting Hazelwood Litter

(July 2, 2015) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –During the past six months, workers have removed close to 50 tons of garbage from Hazelwood.

It’s part of a more encompassing initiative by Allegheny Cleanways, a nonprofit organization, to end illegal dumping and clean up county neighborhoods.

Since January, workers have cleaned close to two-thirds of Hazelwood. But there are still dump sites — filled with tires, old soda cans and blue plastic bags — that they hope to get to before December.

During a news conference Wednesday, Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor said he was grateful for the partnership between Allegheny Cleanways and the Hazelwood Initiative Blight Task Force.

“We don’t have the ability to do all this work,” he said. “So it’s great when organizations like this go the extra mile.”

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