Litter Littering

Litter a Growing Problem in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

April is supposed to be the time of year when volunteers from throughout the state take to roadways and parks to clean up litter and help “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.” This year, however, the cleanups are suspended, and with many people off work and spending time outside litter piles are rapidly growing.

Man Illegally Dumped Garbage in Business’s Dumpster, Police Say

A Bethlehem man will be charged with theft of services, Lower Saucon Township Police say, after he allegedly used a township business’s dumpster to dispose of his garbage. In a news release issued Wednesday, police said Angel Sierra, of the 700 block of E. Fifth Street, threw several bags of garbage into the dumpster at Sherwin-Williams, 3672 Rt. 378, during the overnight hours of Oct. 11-12. Following an investigation “police did speak with Angel Sierra and he admitted to the violation,” the news release indicated.

Woman Cited for Littering in Lower Saucon, Police Say

Lower Saucon Township Police said Tuesday that a township woman was issued a citation for littering after an area of garbage left on Bingen Road June 2 was traced to her using ATM receipts. In a news release, police said a 50-foot section of the roadway near Hillside Drive was covered in fast food wrappers, menus, empty cigarette cartons and “numerous receipts” that led them to Kristyn Servedio, 23, of the 2300 block of Springtown Hill Road. Servedio was cited for “depositing wate upon highways and the maximum fine was requested,” according to the news release.