TrashStoppers: see DNREC’s anti-dumping program candidly on-camera in new video

DNREC TrashStoppers illegal dumping videoDOVER (April 25, 2013) – DNREC’s TrashStoppers program to stop illegal trash dumping in Delaware thrives on violators convicting themselves on camera of breaking the law and possibly costing themselves thousands of dollars in fines. 

Now, in a new DNREC video, the TrashStoppers program itself goes before the camera for an inside look at how this nationally-recognized program operates to thwart illegal dumping and do away with roadside dump sites in the state. The video on Your DNREC YouTube channel details how the program has become a strong deterrent against trash dumping in Delaware.

 TrashStoppers – working out of DNREC’s Office of Community Services and within the department’s Environmental Crimes Unit – was an immediate success, and states as far away as Alaska have emulated its strategic use of surveillance cameras to reduce illegal trash dumping.

Since it was launched in 2010, the TrashStoppers program has resulted in some 100 arrests for illegal dumping in all three Delaware counties, while a website featuring photos of illegal dumpers taken by TrashStoppers cameras has generated still more leads for identifying and apprehending violators.

CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 43, No. 168