Vigo County officials are cracking down on those who illegally dump their trash.
Thursday, the Vigo County Solid Waste Management District board approved $2,500 in funds to place cameras on trails where trash is being illegally dumped.
County Commissioner Brendan Kearns asked for the cameras. He said the these devices will allow authorities to find out who is doing the dumping.
According to Kearns, illegal dumping causes the county to use resources that could be better used for other jobs.
“We don’t have a dedicated staff just for trash pick up,” Kearns noted. “So we have to pull from different resources. So, we’re using our county trucks. We’re sending out a couple county employees that could be doing something elsewhere, to take care of the roads, to clean up these messes that people just go out and dump their sofas, TVs, bags of trash out in rural areas.”
The City of Terre Haute also had funds approved for these cameras.