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Anyone planning to dump their garbage or refuse on quiet, rural roads in Trimble County should reconsider.
Matt Gossom, county solid waste manager, and assistant Bruce Pyles installed two surveillance cameras at popular illegal dumping sites in the county to catch people in the act.
The two cameras, which cost $700 apiece, replace the county’s previous system, which Gossom said was more expensive and cumbersome.
The cameras take five 4 megapixel photos per second, and are outfitted with night vision.
Each memory card can hold 120,000 photos, which Gossom said he will review at least on a weekly basis to catch anyone dumping in these locations illegally.
“We will be adding more cameras within the next three or four months,” he said Tuesday.
Gossom said he doesn’t know at this point how many cameras will be installled, and he declined to say where the cameras have been or will be installed, for fear they will be vandalized or stolen.
He even declined allowing photos taken of the installation, so that no one will know what the cameras look like.
Gossom said he wants to remind Trimble County residents that they may dump any household trash, refuse or garbage for free at the county landfill.
“There’s no excuse to dump” out in the county, he said.
The landfill charges to accept waste from businesses or industry.