Effects of Illegal DumpingIllegal dumping does more than leave an unsightly pile of debris and trash behind. And, all that stuff is detrimental in more ways than one. Of course, it’s unsightly and plain messy. But, it also poses a safety hazard to anyone who goes near it or must properly dispose of it. Also, it poses a danger to the environment. Since most of the materials are non-organic, it’s dangerous.
It is no longer uncommon to see or find huge piles of wastes, old house items, construction waste or used products dumped by the road side, in the forests, or in non-designated dumping sites. This trend is on the rise and is increasingly becoming a problem because it hinders the objective of keeping the environment clean and can have serious impacts on wildlife and habitat. —Conserve Energy Future.comThen, there’s the matter of it being a possible health hazard. If it contains any hazardous materials, it’s definitely unsafe to humans, as well as animals. All of this, not to mention the fact that it’s a possible code violation. Which means it could be a financial liability on top of everything else.
Fremont Illegal Dumping Removal TipsIf illegal dumping happens on your property, you’ll want to be rid of it as soon as possible. Before you call an illegal dumping cleanup service, you have to take a few steps. Here’s what to do:
- Document everything. Although it’s your responsibility to clean up the mess, you should document it, first. Take a bunch of picture of the mess, as well as the surrounding area. Also, take notes to have for future reference.
- Post signs on the property. Next, you should post “No Dumping” and “Private Property” signs in conspicuous locations. Put these around the parameter and any dedicated entry/exit points.
- Install entry barriers. If the entry/exit ways are wide open, think seriously about erecting barriers. A simple fence will do much to deter people from trying to get onto the property. (You could also install security cameras for deterrence and monitoring.)
- Call a junk removal service. Finally, bring in an illegal dumping junk hauling service to quickly cleanup the mess.