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Illegal Dumping Solution

Illegal Dumping Solution

Illegal Dumping is a problem throughout the world, and every community is looking for solutions. It is safe to bet, that all solutions do not look the same and do not have an equal return.

It is excellent that communities are looking for ways to stop the pollution and disease that are associated with illegal dump sites. But unfortunately, the solution is not so easy. Dump sites move around.  Dump sites are usually in remote areas.  And let us say again, dump sites move around.

Therefore, installing electricity and internet cables are not wise or efficient, making surveillance difficult if not downright impossible. Besides the fact that traditional surveillance does not have the best resolution for prosecutable images, it requires electricity and internet connection to work.  There are a few “Solar Powered” surveillance systems out there, however the battery does not last long and must be changed frequently, the surveillance does not produce prosecutable images, and they are not vandal proof.

Fortunately, there are Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, that are specifically designed to solve these problems.  They are designed to capture images and license plates even in complete darkness.  They are completely self-contained needing no electricity or wiring.  The best part is they are portable, making it easy to move where the problem moves.

However, even with Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, a community needs to implement an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program. An Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program involves multiple departments within the community.

A successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program should include the following elements:

  • Education: Educate the community through social media, community engagements, and through the schools.
  • Legislation: Stiff fines need to be adopted especially for commercial companies that illegally dump.
  •  Staff Resources: To be successful, there needs to be dedicated staff to ensure the program is implemented and stays on track.
  • Tools: Not all tools can do the job. You should not use a screwdriver when a hammer is needed.  Therefore, the right tools, Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, designed especially to capture prosecutable images in complete darkness in remote areas are needed.
  • Enforcement: Enforcement is another key factor. Enforcement is needed to deter further illegal dumping activity.

What is your community doing to stop illegal dumping?

 

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Prosecute Illegal Dumping

Prosecute Illegal Dumping

The key to taking down illegal dumpers is by getting the community to work together and creating an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.

The reality is that most illegal dumping operates like a hit-and-run operation. Cars speed along highways, they suddenly pull to the side, they hurl their waste on the side of the road, and then they speed off. Other illegal dumping usually involves driving out into forested areas that are somewhat secluded so that the criminals can dump their waste illegally without being noticed. Since illegal dumping can happen quickly and virtually anywhere that a car can drive to easily, it is difficult for law enforcement to constantly monitor the vast expanse of land under their jurisdiction. Thankfully, law enforcement does not have to work alone.

Equipped with social media and cameras on their phones, the citizens of each community have the power to curb illegal dumping. First, communities can spread awareness of the issue and band together by promoting social media campaigns. One community in Orange, Australia is already fighting illegal dumping in their forests with the campaign #dontwasteourforests. When citizens are adequately informed of the crimes which are ravaging their community, they will be more alert and likely to notice crimes when they occur.

When citizens spot illegal dumping taking place, they should take photos of the activity with their phone. Posting the photos on the community social media page will serve to log the time and date of the incident and remind other citizens of the ongoing battle against criminal activity. If evidence is perceived within the photos, residents need to contact their police department before posing any images and give the evidence for prosecution.

Every city needs an Illegal Dumping Program.

An Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program involves many departments working together.

  • Education: Educate the community through social media, community engagements, and through the schools.
  • Legislation: Stiff fines need to be adopted especially for commercial companies that illegally dump.
  • Staff Resources: To be successful, there needs to be dedicated staff to ensure the program is implemented and stays on track.
  • Tools: Not all tools can do the job. You should not use a screwdriver when a hammer is needed.  Therefore, the right tools, Illegal Dumping Enforcement Cameras, designed especially to capture prosecutable images in complete darkness in remote areas are needed.
  • Enforcement: Enforcement is another key factor. Enforcement is needed to deter further illegal dumping activity.

What is your city doing to stop illegal dumping?

#noillegaldumping #stopillegaldumping #security #publicworks

Illegal Dumping- An Environmental Crime

Illegal Dumping- An Environmental Crime

Illegal dumping, an environmental crime, is a concern throughout the world. Some unethical corporations and construction companies will go to great lengths to avoid paying thousands of dollars it costs to legally dispose of their waste. Private residences will also leave their large appliances or mattresses in a remote area rather than pay the small fee to legally leave the item in a designated drop off area.

Unfortunately, these actions are creating toxins in our ecosystems and entering our waterways. Toxins leach out of the discarded trash pile, soak into the soil, rivers, and underground waterways.  Researchers have been conducting studies that show high levels of toxins such as polychlorinated biphenyls in fish caught.  Even, non-hazardous items illegally dumped cause environmental decay and problems.

What can a municipality do to combat this environmental crime that threatens our drinking water and our overall public health?

Prosecuting illegal dumping offenders is a tricky business.  When it comes to illegal dumping, evidence must be clear and trustworthy to stand up in court.  With the lack of eyewitnesses, detectives must gather evidence from the hazardous pile to identify where it came from and who is responsible.  Municipalities must provide their Illegal Dumping Task Force with the right tools and resources, such as Illegal Dumping Cameras, specifically designed to provide trustworthy images of evidence that will stand up in court.

Is your Illegal Dumping Task Force using the right tools to combat the environment crime of illegal dumping?

 

New York City

How to Eliminate Illegal Dumping

Who thinks of illegal dumping when they think of a big city?

When anyone mentions “the big city,” a whole host of images and thoughts and feelings flood into your mind. “The big city” has been glamorized as the place where opportunity is waiting for people who wish to make a name for themselves. It is “the big city” that sets the latest fashion trends. It is in “the big city” that you get to experience the greatest food, music, and art. Life is at its most glamorous in “the big city,” or at least that is how it is supposed to be. Nowadays, anyone who is well acquainted with city life have a whole host of negative and disparaging mental connections, like trashy and dirty, with the phrase, “the big city.”

For instance, residents of  many cities are plagued by an ever-increasing illegal dumping crisis, that keeps getting worse.  Unfortunately, these same cities lack the manpower and resources to adequately investigate and punish the hundreds of businesses which are suspect of engaging in illegal dumping activity. Many cities globally are facing illegal dumping activity that is endangering the health and safety of select neighborhoods and those currently living on the streets. Although the situation may seem hopeless, there is one step which cities should do without delay:

Create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.

A Successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program involves many departments within the city.

  • 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.
  • Social Media Program: To ask the community to help identify perpetrators.
  • 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.

Eliminate illegal dumping and create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program!

#noillegaldumping #stopillegaldumping #publicworks