PENN HILLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Three individuals from the Pittsburgh area have been charged as part of Penn Hills’ new strategy aimed at ending illegal dumping.
Penn Hills Code Enforcement says it caught three people — residents of Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh and Carnegie — on camera. They’re now being charged with illegal dumping.READ MORE: 'Dasher's Light Show' Tickets Now On Sale For This Christmas Season
The new strategy involves cameras, increased fines and cleanup of illegal dumpsites.READ MORE: Take Action Mon Valley Demands Answers After 2 Incidents Involving Police Officers In Homestead
They say fines up to $2,000 are now allowed.
“It is an insult to everyone in this community,” said Penn Hills Municipal Manager Scott Andrejchak in a press release.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Department Of Public Works Looking For Artist To Help Design New Playground
“If you come here to dump, you will be identified publicly and Penn Hills will hand you a bill for thousands of dollars.”