YORKTOWN, N.Y. - New anti-littering signs have been purchased and are ready to be posted at 40 areas throughout town.

The first sign, which warns residents they are “under surveillance,” was unveiled on last Thursday on Catherine Street. The signs were purchased in conjunction with the litter camera law the Town Board passed in July, said Kim Angliss-Gage, coordinator of the Refuse and Recycling Department. According to the board, cameras will be installed at littering “hot spots” throughout town. If the camera catches the license plate number of an offender, the owner of the vehicle will be fined.

The cameras have not been purchased, and it has not been decided where they will be posted.

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Angliss-Gage said the signs are also a reminder that clean-up doesn’t just happen once a year during the “Battle of Yorktown” in April.

“This is an ongoing effort,” she said. “We’ve got individuals as well as groups that do pitch in year round.”

The same day the signs were unveiled, about a dozen middle and high school students cleaned up litter on Route 202, from Pine Grove Court to Zino Nurseries. The Westchester Youth Volunteers group includes students from various school districts in the county, many from Lakeland or Yorktown.

The students who volunteered were:

  • Pranav Krish, 11th grade at Yorktown High School
  • Sameer Ahmad, 11th grade at Yorktown High School
  • Shravan Desikan, eighth grade at Mildred E. Strang Middle School
  • Pratap Ram Krish, sixth grade at Mildred E. Strang Middle School
  • Arhan Menon, eighth grade at Copper Beech Middle School
  • Navin Rath, 11th grade at Yorktown High School
  • Chinmay Satpute, seventh grade at Mildred E. Strang Middle School
  • Sayli Satpute, 10th grade at Yorktown High School
  • Nitin Seshadri, eighth grade at Somers High School