Illegal dumping is out of hand and has become a major priority for municipalities looking for solutions. Municipalities are under extreme scrutiny to clean up unlawfully dumped sites immediately and to prevent them from happening throughout the community. This daunting duty is never ending and very costly. In order to stop this the harmful behavior, an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program must be implemented with the sole duty to handle illegal dumping.
An Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program needs to have the cooperation of many departments and have the resources to be successful. Because most unlawful dumping sites are remote, the problems municipalities face are unique. In addition to the complaints from citizens, the cities need to be accountable to any disease that the community is susceptible to because of trash piles that harbor disease carrying rodents and insects that spread to humans.
If your city, is not able to collect evidence to convict in court, the perpetrators will continue the harmful activity of throwing their unwanted items into an unlawful heap they know of or create a new spot to dispose of their broken appliances, trashy furniture, or construction debris. There are many video surveillance systems out there to tempt procurement, but do they actually help?
Many cameras in use are easily destroyed or stolen. Others promise license plates but cannot capture images of evidence to convict. Most systems require internet wiring or electricity, which is not practicable when the sites are remote and move around. Still others have batteries that need to be changed weekly or monthly. Most importantly, the images captured do not meet the needs of a court case and are not permitted in use during prosecution. In order to convict and generate revenue from collecting fees, the images and evidence must be beyond reproach, high resolution, and taper proof.
An Illegal Dumping Enforcement System must have the following:
- Be Vandal resistant.
- Not require electricity or internet connection.
- Be easily deployed and moved to another site.
- Have a long-lasting battery that does not need to be changed for years.
- Capture Images of faces, tattoos, and the items dumped.
- Capture license plates in complete darkness.
The solution to stop municipal illegal dumping is a successful Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program that is equipped with the right tools.