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Stop Quality of Life Crimes

Stop Quality of Life Crimes

To stop quality-of-life crimes, a community must understand the crimes. All people desire to have a quality life. The details that go into what defines quality are different from one person to another person.  However, most people agree on the details that take qualities-of-life away such as sickness, lack of food, or lack of shelter. But what about a community?

What qualities of life should a community aspire to have? Most people would agree a thriving community is safe, has nice parks, and clean public areas to enjoy. There are concerns that hurt a community’s quality of life.

These concerns come in the form of graffiti, vandalism, and illegal dumping.  Graffiti and vandalism bring an atmosphere of danger and heighten alertness, the opposite of feelings of safety.  And Illegal dumping, besides the blight, introduces disease and toxic pollution, which can cause illness.

If a community wants to provide quality-of-life to its citizens’, then the community must place these concerns in the discussion.

End the cycle of quality-of-life crimes!

 

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.