Philly’s dirtiest blocks get surveillance cameras as city steps up fight against illegal dumping

WHYY – Surveillance cameras are coming to Philadelphia neighborhoods as part of a plan to make illegal dumpers pay for their trashy behavior. The Streets Department has installed 15 cameras on North Philadelphia corridors plagued by  large-scale litterers, who leave construction debris, mattresses, tires and other trash — blocking sidewalks, lowering property values and creating health hazards. By summer, city officials expect to install 35 more cameras on problem corridors citywide. The plan calls for 100 cameras installed per year.

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