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Stop Illegal Dumping from Contaminating Waterways

Stop Illegal Dumping from Contaminating Waterways

Illegal dumping presents a huge problem for the environment, and this problem grows exponentially when water gets involved. Nearly all illegal dumping consists of non-biodegradable materials such as plastics and cigarette butts. When these kinds of materials come into contact with rain or are swept into storm drains by runoff water, toxic byproducts infiltrate the water system. Unfortunately, the extremely toxic water which enters storm drains later flows into local waterways without being treated for impurities. This creates an incredibly hostile environment for aquatic life and people who are wishing to utilize the contaminated bodies of water. The most common method of illegal dumping which spreads this wanton disease and destruction is drive-by littering. People simply toss their trash out the window along the side of the road where it becomes prone to being swept into storm drains by rain or melting snow.

When people choose the roadside, or more specifically storm drains, as their dump site of choice, communities are put at a much higher risk of flooding due to the illegal trash clogging the drains. When you combine toxic water and flooding, a community is put in jeopardy. Parks and other common areas will become hazardous for children to play as they could easily come into contact with the toxic water after a good rainfall. Illegal dumping must be stopped if communities want to protect their public gathering places and their aquatic wildlife.

However, stopping illegal dumpers is easier said than done. Much illegal dumping is done at night, in secluded places, or too quickly for anyone to confront the criminals before their deed is done. That is why illegal dumping cameras are essential to warding off illegal dumpers. Illegal dumping cameras are specially designed to stop illegal dumping.

Illegal Dumping Affects Property Tax

Illegal Dumping Affects Property Tax

Illegal dumping is more than just an ugly sight to behold. It is dangerous, and It is also very costly. Because illegal dumping poses a very serious health risk to the surrounding residents and wildlife, city officials cannot stand idly by, ignoring the crime. They must do everything in their power to clean the dumping sites and protect their city. However, it is a very expensive endeavor to clean up illegal dumping, “Cleaning up, monitoring, and enforcing instances of illegal dumping cost taxpayers a significant amount of money each year. The EPA mentions that some urban areas in the U.S. spend ‘several million dollars per year on cleanup, hauling, and disposal’ of illegally dumped wastes.”

Illegal dumping costs cities millions of dollars each year to clean up. Cities make up for this cost by taxing their residents. In addition to this, illegal dumping lowers the value of homes due to aesthetics and safety concerns, and therefore lowers the revenue of cities, making economies suffer all around.

TO PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING:

  • Install fencing in abandoned areas.
  • Involve the community to help educate the citizens.
  • Increase illegal dumping fines.
  • Implement the use of illegal dumping cameras.

Officials should be diligent about stopping illegal dumping to protect their cities’ revenue.

 

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Brief History of Illegal Dumping and Solutions

Brief History of Illegal Dumping and Solutions

Since the beginning of time, humans have struggled with disposing of their waste in a sanitary and environmentally safe manner. Wherever humans gather, garbage dumps accompany them with a host of toxic issues. In fact, it was not until recently that society has begun to vigorously combat illegal waste. In 1654, New York City (then called New Amsterdam) outlawed the tossing of waste into the streets for the first time. It was not until the 1960s that public health experts began to inform the government of the catastrophic implications of improperly disposing different kinds of waste. Now, numerous strict protocols for disposing specific types of waste have been instituted and legally enforced by the government.

Society has truly come a long way from its unsanitary beginnings. In the 1600s, the government used to rely on pigs and vultures to consume mass quantities of garbage. Before the 1960s, most waste, regardless of what type of waste, was burned together in barrels. Since then, many laws have been passed in the United states to regulate waste disposal in a safe manner to the great relief of its citizens.

If America wants to continue enjoying the long-life expectancies and lack of diseases that plague so many other countries, illegal dumping must not be tolerated. To combat illegal dumping, communities should install illegal dumping cameras, which help communities obtain prosecutable data, which is essential to stopping the environmental crime.

tragically ruined by the stench of illegal dumpsites.

Illegal Dumping Sites

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so couples are going to want to plan a romantic date to celebrate their love. Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to let go of the stresses they deal with on a daily basis and focus all their attention on each other, so they are going to need to do something fun. Often times, romantic dates will lead couples to nice restaurants, a movie, and perhaps a stroll in the park. However, there is a high probability that the romantic bliss that couples seek to enjoy on their dates will be tragically ruined by the stench of illegal dumpsites.

The number of illegal dumpsites has increased dramatically in recent years due to increased population, avoidance of disposal fees, and lack of environmental education. In highly populated cities, the sheer volume of illegal waste overwhelms the cities’ waste management services. This inevitably leaves public areas vulnerable to the occupation of hazardous trash. The combination of chemicals, medical waste, and non-biodegradable materials creates the perfect concoction needed to spread disease and odors. Illegal dumping pollutes everything around, water, land, and air. Unless action is taken, you can kiss your romantic stroll through the park goodbye!

Thankfully, there are a host of passionate people who want to launch an all-out assault against this heinous criminal activity.  Tools that aid in the success of stopping illegal dumping are uniquely designed illegal dumping cameras which specialize in both preventing would-be criminals from ever committing a crime and identifying criminals who do follow through with their illegal dumping, so that they can be apprehended. Cities need to clean up the streets and allow Valentine’s Day festivities to proceed without interruption, using illegal dumping cameras.

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