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Illegal Dumping Increases Property Taxes

Illegal Dumping Increases Property Taxes

Illegal dumping can be defined as “disposing of a larger volume or weight of waste/debris (e.g., dumping furniture, tires, mattresses, or construction debris).” Consequences of Illegal Dumping go beyond mere aesthetics. There are, of course, health concerns that go along with fly dumping, but there are also financial detriments connected to communities that are plagued by illegal dumping.

 

The security and clean up needed to prevent illegal dumping costs taxpayers large sums of money every year.  For example, it cost Pennsylvania residents $10.1 million to clean up roadside litter and $835 per ton of trash for illegal dumping. In addition to this, illegal dumping brings down housing value and increases property taxes due to health and safety risks and aesthetics.

 

Illegal dumping can usually be found in low-income neighborhoods. When property taxes are high, it creates a financial hardship on already suffering communities. This increases the likelihood of families not being able to provide enough food or other necessary resources to survive. What can be done to prevent illegal dumping and protect communities from economic difficulty?

 

Cities can begin with educating their communities on the spiraling effects of fly dumping and how it can lead to dangerous turmoil. The next step should be to equip neighborhoods with the proper tools needed to fight back against illegal dumping. One tool is to fence off vacant lots to prevent people from littering. Another way communities can fight illegal dumping is to install illegal dumping cameras  to catch and prevent criminals from abandoning trash and bulk items.  These communities are worth the extra effort to stop the crime of illegal dumping done against them.

 

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Protect your Community: Stop Illegal Dumping

Protect your Community: Stop Illegal Dumping

What is Illegal Dumping and Why Does it Need to Be Stopped?

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste outside of the laws established. Instead of using an authorized method such as curbside collection or an authorized rubbish drop off, people take their bulk items such as appliances, mattresses, and demolition items to remote areas. It is easy to think people illegally depose of their appliances and large bulky items because they are thoughtless of the environment, but what if they are not aware of the environmental hazards they create?

With illegal dumping, there are multiple serious consequences that come along with it. Dump piles not only pollute the community and the environment, but they also attract diseased insects and animals, such as mosquitoes and rats. These critters are dangerous because they carry disease, and it does not take long for the disease to spread to the citizens among the community. Illegal dumping is a critical issue that needs to be stopped immediately before it infects your community.

What can be done to stop the problem of illegal dumping?

Create an Illegal Dumping Program in your Community.

  • Educate: The first step is to educate the community.

 

  • Involve the Community: Hotlines should be available to report incidents of hotspots.

 

  • Provide convenient drop off sites.

 

  • Implement programs for bulk Item disposal.

 

  • Install Illegal Dumping Cameras: Illegal Dumping Cameras are designed to capture license plates, in complete darkness in remote areas.

 

  • Create laws with increased penalties.

 

Protect your community and 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.