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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