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: Demand For The COVID-19 Vaccine Slows Dramatically In The Pittsburgh Region
The new strategy involves cameras, increased fines and cleanup of illegal dumpsites.READ MORE: Black Political Leaders In Pittsburgh Express Relief For Derek Chauvin Conviction
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: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd’s Death
“If you come here to dump, you will be identified publicly and Penn Hills will hand you a bill for thousands of dollars.”