DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - One look and you can tell Walter Pleasant has the kind of lawn that's a cut above.
"Everybody tells me, 'You've got the nicest yard on the block,'" Walter says.
But for once Walter would like the grass to really be greener on the other side.
The only thing that grows across the street from his Dayton home seems to be the pile of trash.
"It's very frustrating because you can't find out who's doing it," Walter says. "You can't catch them at night."
But city officials tell 2 NEWS the darkness won't hide the trash dumpers any longer.
Dayton City Commissioners approved the purchase of nine cameras Wednesday for $12,000.
Soon a total of 21 cameras will rotate at common dumping sites.
"We're going to be looking," says Steve Finke, Assistant Director of Public Works. "We're going to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."
2 NEWS got a look at photos from the cameras' trial run.
Officials showed us one of a person in a truck who left behind the mattress and box that had been in the back.
Picking up after those trash tossers takes hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that might not even be the biggest cost.
"A lot of neighborhoods take pride in the way it looks and when you have folks dumping it becomes a real problem for us," Finke says.
If you're caught flinging filth on film by the city, you could face up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Walter for one thinks the cameras are a wonderful idea.
As an expert at weeding, he hopes the garbage is next.
"It's just a real mess," Walter says.
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