VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vermillion County officials looking to address a trash problem in the area have a simple message for residents: don’t be a litter bug.
New signs and trail cameras will be placed at some of the most littered places in the area, officials said. The goal is to catch offenders.
From bottles and beer cans to even illegal dumping, Commissioner RJ Dunavan said the county is seeing it all. While littering has decreased over the last few years, it is still an issue today.
The campaign is similar to one in Vigo County. Signs will be placed that read “don’t be a litter bug” on highly traveled roads.
Both cameras and signs have been ordered by Vermillion County and should be ready within the next two to three months, officials said. During its spring clean up, the county disposed of nearly 44 tons of debris and then over 50 tons during the fall clean up.
“Some roads, it’s nothing but beer cans,” Dunavan said. “Some roads its literally tires, couches, anything. You name it, TVs. It can literally be anything from big to small. Some people have no care for our county roads.”
The first county wide clean up day is scheduled for this spring, Dunavan added.