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 Creates Health Hazards

Illegal Dumping Creates Health Hazards

For some people illegal dumping is considered a nuisance. Whether it is the construction company that leaves house debris, the resident that leaves the refrigerator, or the tire facility that dumps tires, all events are illegal.  Illegally dumping is not just a nuisance.  It is a community health hazard.  There are many health concerns that should be addressed, not to mention how illegal dumping affects the community’s quality of life.

Health concerns caused by illegal dumping are more complicated than people realize.  There are pathogens that are hosted by critters that find shelter and food within the unlawfully abandoned trash. There are also pollution concerns to both the local area and the ground water runoff that can enter streams and other waterways. And beyond that, is the mental health decline that unsightly dump sites cause.

To prevent these health concerns, every community must implement an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.  QStar Technology is a leader in helping municipalities across the country to strategize and implement an Illegal Dumping Program to end the illegal dumping that is plaguing their communities. The right strategy and tools are paramount to creating a successful Illegal Dumping Program.

Protect the communities and start a successful Illegal Dumping Program to prevent health hazards.



Abandoned tires

Illegal Dumping-Stop the Disease

Most communities struggle with illegal dumping and the problems of disease that illegal dumping creates. Abandoned tires, appliances, and furniture provide the perfect nesting ground for rodents and insects.

Rodents need water, food, and shelter from the environment and other animals that prey on them for food. Discarded items such as tires, pieces of wood, and mattresses offer suitable shelter to make a nest in.  Rodents live to scavenge for food and mate. Did you know rats can have 2,000 offspring in a year? A lot of germ carriers! According to the CDC, rats can transmit 35 diseases to people.

Another germ carrier is an insect.  Insects can transmit disease to people as well.  Insects also need water, shelter, and food to survive.  Unlawfully dumped tires provide an excellent source of pooled water for mosquitos to multiply.  Dump sites have an unsanitary ecosystem full of junk and disease, just waiting for the human host.

Even if the areas are remote, the problem will encroach upon the neighborhoods. Therefore, it is imperative that communities implement an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program to stop the Illegal dumping that is occurring.

Illegal Dumping Enforcement Programs are designed to stop the unlawfully dumping activities and prevent the multiplying of rodents and insects that bring disease to the residents.  It begins with the priority.  It involves many departments within the community to work together.

What is your city doing to stop illegal dumping and end disease?

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