Springfield using cameras to crack down on illegal dumping

Hampden County

The Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management said these surveillance cameras are helping to reduce illegal dumping in Springfield.

DPBRM Executive Director Patrick Sullivan told 22News that they’ve been using cameras to monitor illegal dumping in 10 areas throughout the city.

The Springfield Police Department has issued four citations for illegal dumping since November of last year.

Springfield resident Victor Diaz told 22News “I’m in favor of it. I haven’t seen it, but if i did, I’d put it on camera too.”

Sullivan could not tell us how many cameras they have or where they’re located. But he said they keep many of them near wooded areas.

Sullivan also said they plan to continue adding a few surveillance cameras each year.

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