Pittsburgh councilman introduces bill to curb illegal dumping

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Councilman Dan Gilman this morning introduced legislation meant to curb illegal dumping in the city, which has an estimated 440 illegal dump sites.

Mr. Gilman’s legislation would ban anyone convicted of illegal dumping from bidding on or participating in city contracts for three years. The legislation will be up for discussion and a preliminary vote next week

“Perpetrators are dumping garbage literally into others people’s backyards. We can’t let them get away with turning our lush hillsides into illegal landfills. We need to hold people — and more importantly, businesses — accountable for their actions,” Mr Gilman said in a news release.

Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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