Garbage truck cameras give new meaning to trash TV

National Post
September 16, 2010

Officials in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley plan to use camera-equipped garbage trucks to film what gets dumped in order to make sure people are recycling properly.

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The cameras will be able to record what is thrown out so city staff will have proof of bad behaviour.

“We’ re not watching people…. We’re looking for material types — paper, carboard, garbage — in the wrong spot,” Mr. Rotheisler said.

Mixing things like cardboard, batteries or electronics in with the garbage will net a warning from the city, a fine of up to $100, or even the cancelling of curbside pickup, he said.

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