16 WNEP The News Station – LUZERNE COUNTY — Illegal dumping has plagued parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania for years. It causes an eyesore for communities and attracts unwanted pests, but a new statewide program is trying to change that.
Many drivers in Luzerne County are familiar with seeing random piles of debris dumped illegally, like here off Biscontini Road in Wilkes-Barre. It’s full of garbage piles and liquor bottles.
“It’s nasty. There’s mosquitos. There’s–it just causes a lot of problems for everyone, I think,” said Barbara James of Swoyersville.