Garbage truck recorders to document violations


TAIPEI–The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Saturday it is planning to install recorders on hundreds of garbage trucks nationwide as part of government efforts to crack down on environmental violations. Wu Tien-chi, head of the EPA’s Department of Waste Management, said that in order to reinforce a crackdown on violations such as dropping cigarette butts or belching exhaust smoke, a total of 960 garbage trucks around Taiwan will be fitted with recorders in the initial stage.

Meanwhile, EPA Minister Stephen Shen encouraged residents to report environmental violations.

The EPA operates around 4,330 garbage trucks around the country.