Economic Downturn and Local Changes in Ordinances Blamed for Increases in Illegal Dumping
Open dumping is illegal, yet small businesses, residents and commercial businesses still do it. The trash dumped includes yard, construction and auto wastes and old furniture and appliances. The reasons why people dump are plentiful; they range from a complete disregard of the law to sheer laziness. Trash can be found in all sorts of places, such as remote vacant lots, alleys, city outskirts and even on public properties. According to Loren Krieger owner of http://www.TurboHaul.com , “This dumping can cause all sorts of problems; health hazards from vectors contained in the trash, and physical injury from unsafe objects. “ She also adds that the trash is also an economic burden as it decreases property values and is expensive to remove.
It appears that there are many driving forces behind the increase in illegal dumping. For example, the burn ban in Victoria, Texas led to an increase in illegal dumping. In other parts of the country, other officials cite the change in the country’s economic situation. In Hawaii, Markus Owens says that people are leaving bulky items on the curbs as they move from costly apartments due to the economic down turn. He goes on to say that, “They are looking for cheaper rent, and moving out, and dumping all their stuff .”
Residents, officials, and advocates agree across the board that the solution is stricter enforcement. In Huntington, West Virginia Richard Cobb an anti-litter advocate hopes that stricter Legislature to establish legal reporting programs. “Until there are convictions and fines are issued, illegal dumping is not going to stop.” Cobb said. Other communities are turning to scheduled bulk trash pick-up from companies like TurboHaul in their areas. TurboHaul offers bulk trash pick-up services.
TurboHaul at http://www.TurboHaul.com , established 12 years ago services residents, realtors, contractors, businesses and residential property managers among others. The company began humbly in 1991 with co-founder Kevin Daly operating out of a small van. In first ten years, the company has seen tremendous growth, offering Roll-off Container services and a Heavy Demolition Division.
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