City surveillance cameras catch illegal dumpers

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The City of St. John’s has identified 40 sites within city limits where people are illegally dumping garbage.

St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe speaks at a news conference about illegal dumping on Tuesday. RNC Supt. Jim Carroll seen in background also attended.— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

While it won’t say where they are, the city wants people to know it’s watching and so is the RNC.

“We have you on candid camera dumping,”  Mayor O’Keefe said at a news conference Tuesday at city hall where he was joined by Coun. Tom Hann and RNC Supt. Jim Carroll.

The City of St. John’s has installed surveillance equipment to capture people illegally dumping. The mayor said the cameras are always being moved so even if people knew the sites the city is monitoring, they would never know for sure if the cameras were set up at that specific point at that specific time.

The RNC has laid charges against five people who have been caught on camera illegally dumping within city limits.

“If you’re gonna put it in the truck, why wouldn’t you bring it down to Robin Hood Bay,” said O’Keefe, who seemed truely dumbfounded that illegal dumping still exists.

There is free bulk garbage pickup and also no charge to bring garbage to the Robin Hood Bay dump site.

Geographic location: Robin Hood Bay

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  • Guy Incognito
    April 29, 2014 - 14:55

    Uh oh, you got Doc angry. He might have to strike a committee or hire someone to look into this...... Unfold your arm Dennis.....