Although prevention is key, timely cleanups are an essential measure to protect the environment, protect the public’s health and safety, and to discourage additional illegal dumping. In many cases, these cleanups are necessary for properties where the illegal dumpers or property owners cannot be located or identified, or where the property owner may be unable to pay. Since 1990, the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful network has performed more than 1,415 illegal dump cleanups. For more information on cleanup tools, programs and resources, click here.