The Wolf Administration released the state’s first Litter Action Plan which includes recommendations to clean up litter across the state. While many of the recommendations are focused on litter education, increasing enforcement, and raising fines, others would provide options for local governments, including a website with waste-related model ordinances, regulatory changes to allow for rural transfer stations that allow residents to drop off trash, and education on accident scene clean-up. PSATS was a member of this working group.
The report includes strategies that local governments can use to reduce litter in their communities. This includes incorporating best practices into local ordinances, collaborate with surveillance camera owners to decrease littering and illegal dumping, streamlining ticketing procedure, promoting local cleanups, and many suggestions. Click here to learn more