Joint Conservation Committee: Spotlight On Organizations Fighting Illegal Dumping & Littering

PA Environment Digest BlogThe following article first appeared in the November newsletter from the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee. By Sakura Ung, Joint Conservation Committee Project Manager
In Pennsylvania, it is against the law to engage in illegal dumping. Pennsylvania has several litter and illegal dumping laws such as the PA Vehicle Code, Title 75, Chapter 37 and the PA Crimes Code, Title 18, Chapter 65.
These laws prohibit citizens from improperly disposing of trash or property in areas such as on highways and in our waters. These laws are enforced by local police, the PA State Police, DCNR, DEP, Fish and Boat Commission, local code enforcement officers, local solid waste authorities and county health departments.

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