By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City of Pittsburgh taxpayers spend about $68 million on litter and illegal dumping mitigation and now leaders are trying to put an end to it.READ MORE: U.S. Steel Looking For Site To Build New Steel Mill
Mayor Bill Peduto, the Department of Public Works and the Clean Pittsburgh Commission announced a two-pronged approach for city investments in anti-littering and dumping initiatives and opportunities for residents to help on Monday.READ MORE: Pittsburgh International Airport Introduces New Dogs To The 'Paws Team'
The city says it has over 800 known illegal dumping sites and it’s trying to strengthen enforcement efforts, like installing new cameras and updating penalties, to try and stop the crime.
Residents can also get involved by volunteering for neighborhood clean up events on Public Works’ website.MORE NEWS: A Special Relationship: Truck Driver Helps Lift The Spirits Of Young Boy With Cystic Fibrosis
The city’s full plan for combatting littering and dumping can be read here.