Fox 43 York – YORK, Pa. — In 2020, dump sites across Pennsylvania went up about 213% according to Robert Dubas from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “These are dump sites recorded by residents. these are not a scientific survey,” said Dubas. Dubas says the pandemic might be part of the reason for the rise in illegal dumping. “With people being home more often they might have decided to clean up the shed in the backyard or the garage and now they got a bunch of old tires and don’t know how to dispose of them,” said Dubas.