WeareCentralPA.com -BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – New reports from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful show a significant increase in illegal dumping within the past year. In 2020, there were 210 reports across 50 counties in the state. In 2019, there were 67 reports in 26 counties. That is a 213 percent increase. KPB believes that there are multiple reasons behind the major spike, including one related to the pandemic. One potential reason is the suspended trash collection of particular items such as electronics, tires, or appliances. Then, another possible reason is more people spending time outdoors.