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
- Tough Legislation
- Staff Resources
- Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras– Designed specifically for illegal dumping
All these components are needed for a successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program! What is your city doing?