(January 18, 2016) PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Surveillance Camera Loan Program has resulted in over 30 convictions for illegal dumping in communities, state forests and recycling drop off centers over the last year.
In 2015, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful launched the IllegalDumpFreePA.org website to put in one place the community resources needed to fight illegal dumping. It includes a Municipalities Toolkit with sample letters to magistrates and media releases aimed at preventing and stopping illegal dumping at the local level.
Through the website, municipalities also have the opportunity to apply for a Camera Loan Program grant. The grant includes the loan of a set of three high quality, motion activated, covert security cameras that provide instant wireless transmission of site activity, photo documentation of license plates at speeds of up to 50 MPH, and clear photos of activity day or night that are key to prosecutions.