Cameras catch ‘fly-dumpers’ illegally abandoning waste in Chicago


September 24, 2017

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is using cameras to combat “fly-dumping” in Chicago, where people abandon all manner of trash and debris in abandoned lots and other areas within city limits.

New security cameras went up in 15 areas the City says are often used for dumping, and will be used to capture license plates and other identifying information of suspects. City officials said the cameras have already led to cases pending against two individuals. The fine for illegal dumping is $1,500 or more.

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