Chicago Fights Illegal Dumpers with Surveillance Cameras

Chicago – Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation has installed surveillance cameras to help crack down on illegal dumping. Cameras have been installed in placed illegal dumpers have been particularly active in the past.

Last year, the city had 3,000 cleanups related to illegal dumping. Department of Environment Commissioner Marcia Jiminez says that her department has been working with other city departments to identify offenders and people who allow uncontrolled access to their private property. The city is trying to increase its chances of catching illegal dumpers by offering a $500 reward to those offering information the leads to the arrest and conviction of an offender. Residents can report incidents of illegal dumping to 311.