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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