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NO DUMPING!

Despite the signs posted all over the park’s landscape, screaming “NO DUMPING IN PARK”, “ILLEGAL DUMPING IS A CRIME”, or “ILLEGAL DUMPING ZONE”, sometimes followed by “WARNING: VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED” in all caps, people still continue to illegally dump their unwanted items and waste within the park’s city limit. What such madness could drive a human to push the envelope and defy these signs, even after a serious warning was given if ignored?

Some of the possibilities could include…

  • High disposal fees · Laziness · Not enough legal disposal sites · Disposal site is too far away · Disapproval of authority · The person did not see the sign(s) · The person cannot read English · The person does not care about the environment

If a thought process was involved before the act was committed, sometimes there was a manifestation of indignation towards the rule or maybe towards the lawmakers, but not always. Whatever the reason may be, a failure to defer the written rules was what ultimately lead to the negligence.

This illegal dumping law is most definitely not in the wrong for existing; trash disposed in an improper manner could have significant ramifications to the environment. Even so, could it be that the consequences of breaking this law are not strict enough? For instance, if the fee for illegally disposing the waste was quite a bit higher than the legal disposal fees, or maybe even some jailtime to go along with it… would that be enough to change this person’s mind before dumping?

Some human studies prove that a higher number of college students remember far more by listening to a book rather than by reading it, meaning that those students are better audio-learning than their visual-learning peers. The visual learners understand more material if there are illustrations to go along with the reading. Even better yet, more is remembered from the book if listened to while reading along and viewing illustrations, compared to the traditional style of just reading alone, which helps individuals who are more on the tactile-learner side.

Hence, maybe having a sign all by itself is not a good enough warning. An illustration might help deter some, but still may not be enough. Further yet, what would a prosecution warning illustration look like? Would it be of a surveillance camera?

Regardless of the outcome, if even after significant warning the person chooses to illegally dump their unwanted item(s) in the remote area, the offender must be caught in the act in order to successfully prosecute. But not all images stand up in court.  An Illegal Dumping Camera, specifically designed to capture high resolution images that identify the perpetrator and the license plates in complete darkness are needed.

What is your community doing to stop Illegal Dumping?

Environmental Vandalism

Environmental Vandalism

Illegal waste dumping of any kind is a form of vandalism.  Illegal dumping can be classified as Environmental Vandalism, and it is a crime that can have detrimental effects.  The dictionary states that vandalism is “…destruction of, or damage to, public or private property.”  Vandalism at a park is any type of defacement to the public’s property. In this incident, the effects illegal dumping has on the park’s environment is the vandalism.  A park’s environment, rather it’s at a public community park or rather it’s on national land, belongs to the public and it most definitely is a type of owned property.

Both park vandalism and illegal fly dumping at parks are unlawful acts that damage its appearance.  Dumped garbage items and debris can disfigure a park’s beautiful scenery and its view, a landscape that park officials have worked so hard to obtain and paid by citizens of the community.  It completely damages it’s overall setting and the rest of its surrounding environment, and the dumped elements can do much farther harm to the environment than most people realize.

When people illegally dispose of waste items and materials in any part of a national park or other public land, it defaces and demeans the beautiful encounter public visitors are expecting.  Illegal dumping is an offense that is a public eyesore, but it also leads to the destruction of the environment and is a danger to humans.  It is a perpetration against nature, and it disturbs the wildlife living in the park and damages their habitats.  Illegal dumping causes their home environments to become toxic, which leads to their demise.

It is possible that spreading awareness of the harm illegal dumping can cause might help others realize the true damage that is done by this act.  Another, more likely possibility, is that selfish people will not care and will continue to dump trash into parks, even after being educated about its harm.  In this respect, focusing on the prevention of illegal dump sites at parks is the key.

Protect your park’s environment by shielding it from all dispositions of vandalism, including Environmental Vandalism which is done by illegally dumped trash.

 

Solve Illegal Dumping

Solve Illegal Dumping

People are suffering because of the blight and diseases causes by illegal dumping that is occurring in their community.  Regardless of where the dump sites are, the visual impact causes feelings of low value and depression in individuals who see it.  Even if the person consciously puts the images out of their mind, the effects continue to plague their everyday life.

The majority of the leaders recognize this and want to improve the communities’ situations.  However, the problem is more difficult than people realize.  One of the challenges leaders face is that people, sometimes individuals and sometimes businesses, continue to dump, regardless of the amount of education they are fed.  Leaders receive frustration from the community because of the dumping their own neighbors are producing.

Another challenge is dumping rarely occurs in broad daylight. Also, the dump sites are usually areas that are somewhat remote or within an alleyway.  Therefore, witnesses are scarce, and it is difficult to collect evidence. In today’s world of technology, surveillance seems to be everywhere, however the traditional surveillance tools are not designed to be used for illegal dumping.

In order to solve the illegal dumping problem of most communities, community leaders need to create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.  It is also essential to know what tools to use.  Because like stated earlier, traditional surveillance does not work.  Because dumpsites are in remote areas, electricity and internet are not possible or extremely expensive to install.  Most traditional surveillance requires both.

Fortunately, there is an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Camera designed especially for illegal dumping problems. They are self-contained and can be easily moved around to control and put a stop to the illegal dumping that is occurring in the community.  They are designed to capture prosecutable evidence in remote areas where there is no electricity or internet. Prosecutable evidence is very important.  Most surveillance systems cannot produce the evidence needed to prosecute in court.

What is your community doing to solve the illegal dumping problem?

Illegal Dumping Solution

Illegal Dumping Solution

Illegal Dumping is a problem throughout the world, and every community is looking for solutions. It is safe to bet, that all solutions do not look the same and do not have an equal return.

It is excellent that communities are looking for ways to stop the pollution and disease that are associated with illegal dump sites. But unfortunately, the solution is not so easy. Dump sites move around.  Dump sites are usually in remote areas.  And let us say again, dump sites move around.

Therefore, installing electricity and internet cables are not wise or efficient, making surveillance difficult if not downright impossible. Besides the fact that traditional surveillance does not have the best resolution for prosecutable images, it requires electricity and internet connection to work.  There are a few “Solar Powered” surveillance systems out there, however the battery does not last long and must be changed frequently, the surveillance does not produce prosecutable images, and they are not vandal proof.

Fortunately, there are Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, that are specifically designed to solve these problems.  They are designed to capture images and license plates even in complete darkness.  They are completely self-contained needing no electricity or wiring.  The best part is they are portable, making it easy to move where the problem moves.

However, even with Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, a community needs to implement an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program. An Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program involves multiple departments within the community.

A successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program should include the following elements:

  • Education: Educate the community through social media, community engagements, and through the schools.
  • Legislation: 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.
  • 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. Enforcement is needed to deter further illegal dumping activity.

What is your community doing to stop illegal dumping?

 

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