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EARTH DAY HAS COME AND GONE, NOW WHAT?

Earth Day has come and gone, now what?

Vandalism and Illegal Dumping are significantly impacting our earth.  If you are serious about saving our planet, deter and stop these nuisance crimes before they happen.

If you’re like many people, Earth Day is a conscious reminder that you might not recycle as much as you’d like, that you should buy a reusable water bottle, or perhaps to lay off the straws at restaurants. While all of these are great commitments to keep our planet beautiful in small ways that add up, there is another assurance that can stop large amounts of waste and environmental destruction in a big way.

Preventing nuisance crimes before they happen does just that.

Vandalism and illegal dumping continue to plague the community with the pollution that they cause.

Vandalism causes waste.  Destroyed property is thrown out and replaced.  And while most communities do all they can to recycle this waste, sometimes it just isn’t possible, causing more space to be taken up in a landfill.  This could have been prevented by proactive crime deterrence and behavior modification tools.

Illegal dumping is another major issue cities and communities across the world face daily that has a significant impact on the environment. Hazardous waste, or any other type of waste has a tremendous negative impact on the environment and natural habitats for wild animals.

Putting an end to nuisance crimes like vandalism and illegal dumping is easier than you may think. It’s just about making the conscious decision to take our environmental issues that contribute to waste, pollution, and destruction more seriously, serious enough to arm your community with behavior modification tools that STOP these issues from starting.

What steps is your community taking?

How to Implement an Illegal Dumping Program

How to Implement an Illegal Dumping Program

Are you a city official that is irritated with the illegal dumping that is occurring in your city?  Here are some solutions to help your community.

Illegal Dumping is a major problem for most cities.  City officials are frustrated because even though resources are tight, the responsibility to clean up and prevent lays on their shoulders.  Fortunately, there are creative ideas that not only solve the problem but can add to the city’s resources.  To do this, the city must implement a program that includes city team work, involving several departments.

Here are some bullet points to build and implement an effective Illegal Dumping Program:

  • One person responsible to administer the program (including the deployment, operation and maintenance of equipment).
  • Access to a bucket truck for proper installation, movement, and maintenance equipment.
  • Coordinated efforts to educate the public and to increase public relation efforts.
  • Support from specified enforcement personnel to successfully prosecute individual cases.
  • Totally Portable, High-Resolution Cameras to catch and prosecute dumpers in the act.

Although, implementing an effective program can be daunting, cities should look at this challenge as an opportunity to make a difference. If the ordinances are written correctly, the program could even generate revenue, adding resources to the city. If you are a city official with the challenge of illegal dumping, do not despair.  Create and Implement an Illegal Dumping Solution that will bring pride to the community you serve.

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Illegal Dumping Crisis Keeping Cities in Debt

There are massive, public complaints about illegal-dump sites, community eyesores lowering property values, all over the country. A lot of cities experience vicious dumping cycles in known targeted areas. Due to the sites usually being remote, these sites create huge challenges, especially in the city’s budget. Unfortunately, a city’s resources, which is already limited, must now be used to clean up and install methods to prevent the Illegal dumping problem.

Illegal dumping, also known as “fly-tipping”, wreaks tremendous havoc on the city government pocketbook. Oakland, for example, has an illegal trash catastrophe that is costing more than 5-million dollars per year.

In addition to the obvious costs,  an illegal dump site can cause a concern that the sites are forming a hazardous environment.  Hazardous materials and chemicals illegally disposed may leak dangerous toxins, which are poisonous to both people and wildlife.  Another fact to note is this environment of waste-piles increase the risk of fires, according to the Hall County Board of Commissioners. This could be caused by the glass or the pollutants which could be flammable.

The threat of illegal trash spots causing a fire hazard should be a high concern to cities.  A fire started due to an illegal dumping problem may cause damage that will cost a city an immense amount of distress and resources, which further puts a city in debt. Fires caused by illegal-dumping is costing many cities millions.  Imagine the arduous work and resources that are required for restoration because  of damage caused by an abundant fire.

Another financial nuisance to take note of, is how a small illegal-dumping location may turn into a larger open-dump site, leading to an even bigger strain on a city budget. Just a few, small molehills can quickly turn into mountains of moles if they aren’t exterminated in a timely fashion. Likewise, illegal dumping is dangerous and costly if not stopped in time. It is therefore wise to take advantage of every preventative measure possible to keep these nuisances from growing out of control and from stealing the cities’ financial resources.