“We see a beer can and usually pull over and look on the other side of the railing and then down below we’ll see all of the garbage,” said Tim Dull with the Cambria County Waste Authority.
Over the course of several months Dull traveled every road in the county searching for these dump sites. The sites contain items like computers, refrigerators and tires. All of which can be harmful to the environment.
“We need to create awareness and generate and interest in the public so people know what it is going on,” said the authorities Executive Director Kris Howdyshell. “It can cause water problems become hazardous for humans and animals if we don’t do something about it,” said Howyshell.
The organizations hope is that people will stop dumping their garbage illegally. If a person is caught illegally dumping, they can face fines up to $300 and have to clean up the entire dump site.