Create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program

Create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program

Your community has an illegal dumping problem, and you are looking into how to create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.  Every city throughout the world has an illegal dumping problem, with some at the crisis level.  Illegal dumping causes pollution, disease, and depression.  It is paramount to take control of the problem.  Citizens are at the board meetings complaining, the Environmental Protection Agency is requesting your city to tackle the problem, and you are responsible to find a solution.

So where do you begin?

First, it is important that internal departments within the city or county work together.  The key factors in determining a successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program are Education, Legislation, Staff Resources, Tools, and Enforcement, which covers many departments.

  • Education: Educating the community is not difficult. It can be accomplished through social media, community engagements, and through the schools.

 

  • Legislation: Although educating is simple, not all people care enough about the health hazards and will continue to illegally dump. Therefore, tough legislation is needed.  Stiff fines need to be adopted especially for commercial companies that illegally dump.

 

  • Staff Resources: To be successful, there needs to be dedicated staff to ensure the program is implemented and stays on track. So many programs lose the steam because their staff is scattered without focus.

 

  • Tools: Not all tools can do the job. You should not use a screwdriver when a hammer is needed.  Therefore, the right tools, illegal dumping enforcement cameras, designed especially to capture prosecutable images in complete darkness in remote areas are needed.

 

  • Enforcement: Enforcement is another key factor. Without the laws needed, the dedicated staff, and the prosecutable evidence a city cannot enforce.  Enforcement is needed to deter further illegal dumping activity.

 

Now that you know where to begin.  Take control! Create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program that will give you solutions to end Illegal Dumping and end the pollution, disease, and depression it is causing.

You got this!

 

Protecting Skate Parks and Splash Pads

Protecting Skate Parks and Splash Pads

A skate park and a splash park are great assets to the community and should be protected from vandalism and graffiti.

The community skate park and splash pad add a lot of entertainment and outdoor exercise for both youth and adults.  Outdoor exercise is known to decrease the probability of illness and depression. What better opportunity for outdoor exercise than a skate park or a splash pad?  It is exercise in the disguise of play and socialization.

The time, energy, and cost in creating a skate park and splash pad can be daunting, but it is well worth the effort.  According to the Tony Hawk Foundation, the average cost to build a skate park runs between $200,000- $400,000, with an additional cost to maintain.  According to Chelan County, the estimated cost to create a splash pad is between $800,000-$2,000,000, also with an additional cost to maintain.

With investing so much into a park, it is essential to protect it.

Unfortunately, both skate parks and splash pads are frequently targeted with graffiti and vandalism. This crime is ghastly as it affects the entire community.  Additional unfortunate details are graffiti and vandalism bring down the property values and usher in more devastating crime into the community, such as drugs and violence.  Graffiti and vandalism bring down the entire community’s quality-of-life.

Therefore, it is important to protect your parks from vandalism and graffiti, these quality-of-life offenders. It is also imperative you protect your dollar asset and the hard work that went into building those awesome parks the community loves.

How to protect your park’s assets:

  • Maintain adequate lighting at night
  • Post operating hours
  • Enclose the park with fencing
  • Install Park Vandalism Cameras– designed specifically to stop quality-of-life crimes

Traditional video cameras do not stop quality-of-life crimes.

What is your city doing to protect your great park achievements?

 

Price to Pay-Illegal Dumping

Price to Pay-Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping is a careless nuisance crime that not only takes a toll on the environment but also on the city’s pocketbook.

When people illegally dump tires, trash, and even toxic waste, the cities are the ones who must pay to remove and clean up the dumpsite, and there are a lot of dumpsites out there. “It is estimated that there is currently approximately 98,995,672 tons of illegally dumped waste worldwide”. This means that the city government must pay to people to dispose of almost 100,000,000 tons of waste, and that’s a big chunk of change for cities.

According to Green Eco Services, Colorado, among many other states, had to revise their budget plan to ensure that illegal dumpsites are taken care of and monitored, which included a $250,00+ annual budget! Among the other states that have a budget, Los Angeles’s budget is $500,00+ and growing!

Illegal Dumping is pricy for environment and the pocketbook.

It’s always a good thing for cities to pick up the waste from the dumpsites, but illegal dumpers always seem to find their way back to the dumpsite. How can Illegal dumpers be stopped? How can the problem of dumping stop before it occurs?

Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program

  • Internal departments must work together
  • Educate the public
  • Involve the community
  • Hotlines
  • Tough Legislation
  • Staff Resources
  • Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras– Designed specifically for illegal dumping
  • Enforcement

 

All these components are needed for a successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program!  What is your city doing?

Stop Park Graffiti-Stop Community Depression

Stop Park Graffiti-Stop Community Depression

Nature is essential to human happiness. Those who spend more of their time outdoors have a stronger immune system and are able to avoid illness. Did you know that being out in nature also helps improve mental health? Outdoor activities improve the mental state and increases serotonin.

People enjoy the parks in many different ways.  Some use the park for activities like tennis, soccer or baseball.  Others spend time at the park to picnic with loved ones or walk on trails.  Regardless of the reason people are drawn to a park, graffiti and vandalism will dampen their enthusiasm. Most people do not long to spend leisure time in a neglected park, riddled with graffiti or broken equipment.

This is because clean parks increase our overall well-being.

Many cities face the issue of keeping their parks graffiti-free. For some people, the only park in their community is one that experiences the crime of graffiti and vandalism. When these people walk through their park and see the graffiti and vandalism every day, it sends negative signals to their brain. It makes the community feel dirty and depressed knowing that their local park has been violated.

It is extremely important to keep parks clean. Quality-of-Life Crime Deterrent Systems are specially designed for parks to stop negative behavior such as graffiti and vandalism at parks.  Utilizing Quality-of-Life Crime Systems, very important tools, prevent costly clean up and equipment replacement.

Preventing the crime of graffiti from occurring in the first place is the safest and less costly option to protect the park against unnecessary depression caused by graffiti and vandalism.

 

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