Pennsylvania Officials Cracking Down on Illegal Dumping

(July 24, 2015) – 16 WNEP The News Station – LUZERNE COUNTY — Illegal dumping has plagued parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania for years.  It causes an eyesore for communities and attracts unwanted pests, but a new statewide program is trying to change that.

Many drivers in Luzerne County are familiar with seeing random piles of debris dumped illegally, like here off Biscontini Road in Wilkes-Barre. It’s full of garbage piles and liquor bottles.

“It’s nasty. There’s mosquitos. There’s–it just causes a lot of problems for everyone, I think,” said Barbara James of Swoyersville.

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