Illegal trash dumping plagues rural Pennsylvania roadsides during pandemic

The Philadelphia Inquirer -SWIFTWATER, Pa. — The large pile of used tires was sitting somewhere they shouldn’t be, beneath tall, majestic pine trees in a retired police officer’s yard. Tony Covello, the homeowner, is 89 and doesn’t move around so well these days. He didn’t put the 75 or so tires on his property on busy Route 611 in Pocono Township, but if the person who illegally dumped them there recently isn’t caught, he’s on the hook for getting rid of them.

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