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End Illegal Dumping-Stop Toxic Waste

End Illegal Dumping-Stop Toxic Waste

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 must pay to remove and dispose of the dumpsite and clean up any toxic elements introduced. It is estimated that there is currently approximately 98,995,672 tons of illegally dumped waste worldwide, with a contributing estimated 5-13 million metric ton of plastic entering the oceans.  So who pays for the cleanup?  The cities and the taxpayers! And there is a lot that needs to be cleaned up.

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 $250,000 annual budget. Among the other states that have a budget, Los Angeles’s budget is $500,000 and growing.

Of course, it is 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?

A Successful Illegal Dumping Program must have:

  • Education: Educate the community about the hazards and the cost of illegal dumping.
  • Hotlines: Hotlines are a very useful tool when there are witnesses nearby.
  • Legislation: Strict laws to combat illegal dumping.
  • Enforcement: Enforce, respond, investigate, and prosecute.
  • Staff Resources: Staff that is trained and dedicated to combat the illegal dumping problem.
  • Illegal Dumping Cameras:  Cameras specifically designed to provide prosecutable evidence in dark remote areas, where illegal dumping usually occurs.

Create a successful program and end illegal dumping!

Stop Illegal Dumping-Stop Rats!

Stop Illegal Dumping-Stop Rats!

Illegal dumping sites are a massive problem in our country. There are few, if any barriers to prevent criminals from depositing their waste wherever they wish. Even in high profile locations such as downtown Los Angeles, there are literally entire blocks which are filled to the brim with an ocean of trash. And the ocean of trash is not simply unpleasant to look at, it brings its own host of dangers!

One danger in particular is the breeding of rats! The United States Environmental Protection Agency has noted that decomposing garbage provides both food and a habitat for rodents, worst of all rats. The rats which take up residence in illegal dumping sites are terrifyingly effective disease spreaders. Rats often carry hantavirus and the plague. The hantavirus is especially contagious because people can contract it by simply breathing the air which is contaminated with the virus. This means that anyone who comes near an illegal dump site is at high risk for contracting a deadly disease. The viruses, which rats carry, make illegal dumpsites deadly for communities.

Unless the illegal dumping is stopped, the problem will only get worse because the rats will continue to breed. The rats’ breeding is nearly unstoppable due to the shelter and nourishment they receive from the dump sites. The best way to solve the rat problem is to solve the illegal dumping problem. However, as already stated, there are hardly any barriers in place which can halt the criminal activity.

The best solution for this disgusting problem is illegal dumping cameras. These cameras are specially designed to be used in remote areas where networking is difficult. These high-resolution cameras capture prosecutable evidence!

Clean up dump sites, stop illegal dumping, and say goodbye to rats!

 

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Illegal Dumping Starts Fires

Illegal Dumping Starts Fires

In the year 2019, there were 50,477 wildfires reported in the United States.

 

It is hard to predict when fire disasters will occur, but they can be prevented. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 90% of the fires are started by people through negligence. An unattended campfire or a downed power line can cause a fire, but did you know that illegal dumping can also cause fires?  One of the biggest causes of fire is piles of garbage in dry, hot areas. When trash is not discarded properly, it can cause fires. Illegal dumping of tires causes the worst type of fires, as the oil within the tires once ignited is hard to put out. And according to the EPA, tire fires cause toxic gases and hazardous compounds that pollute our environment.  It is important that the officials of our communities do everything they can to prevent illegal dumping.

 

Here are some key points for a successful illegal dumping program:

 

  • Staff Resources: Staff that is specially trained and dedicated in preventing illegal dumping. Besides responding and investigating complaints and prosecuting, this includes educating the public.

 

  • Educate: Use Billboards, Social Media, and News Outlets to get the word out to Educate your community. Talk about the dangers of illegal dumping and the consequences both environmentally and individually.

 

  • Provide Hot lines: Hot lines are a very resourceful tool that every city should have available.  When a citizen sees an act of illegal dumping, they can call, text or email information to the Enforcers.

 

  • Legislation: Every city needs laws and fines to enforce the battle against illegal dumping

 

  • Tools:  Illegal dumping cameras.  These cameras are specifically designed to provide prosecutable evidence needed in the war against illegal dumping.

 

When measures are taken to prevent illegal dumping, we can prevent fires. It is time to start taking illegal dumping seriously.

 

Illegal Dumping Program with Accountability

Illegal Dumping Program with Accountability

Illegal Dumping is a chronic problem within the United States.  Accountability is paramount to this serious offense.

 

Have you ever heard of the Education Fallacy?

 

The Education Fallacy is the incorrect assumption that if people are taught something beneficial, then they will assuredly heed what they are taught and apply it to their lives. Although this is a nice sentiment, apparently it is nothing more than an idealistic fantasy. The Education Fallacy is repeatedly demonstrated to be true by every day human behavior.

 

When the citizens of Pine Bluff were given the opportunity to properly dispose of the bulk trash and litter free of charge, many of them neglected to seize the opportunity. Just because people are told how to and aided in the endeavor of lawfully disposing of trash does not guarantee that people will act accordingly. The people of this city were aware of the appropriate trash disposal procedures, and yet continued to leave trash outside of the fence surrounding the dumpsters. Thus, the money spent on these new dumpsites with the hopes of fixing the issue of illegal dumping was wasted.

 

Although the continuation of educating the community on the health hazards of illegal waste sites is essential, an accountability structure must be in place for those whose refuse to learn.  The health of the community is at stake and must be protected with an illegal dumping program.

 

A successful illegal dumping program must have accountability in the form of stiff fines.  City departments need to work together to create and enforce the laws to deter the offensive behavior of illegal dumping. But in order for there to be prosecution, there must be evidence that stands up in court. Therefore, city departments need to be equipped with the right tools to gather the evidence needed. Illegal dumping cameras are designed to do exactly that, provide evidence to help municipalities capture and prosecute.

Ramp up your Illegal Dumping Program with tools that give accountability!

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