July 03, 2014
Philadelphia, PA has been working to stop illegal dumping in their city more aggressively in the recent years to address their $1.4 million problem. In 2013, the city hauled away over 14,000 tons of illegally dumped trash and tires. The Community Life Improvement Program manages the city’s FlashCAM program, capturing license plates of these offenders and issuing $300 tickets. Undercover police officers are also addressing this issue head on, catching these offenders in the act and putting them behind bars.