What is Illegal Dumping?
A growing problem in this country that is not limited to any one area, is illegal dumping. While illegal dumping seems to be just one type of dumping, there are two different forms of illegal dumping that have become increasingly problematic. Below are the two main types of illegal dumping and what they consist of in their entirety.
The Types of Illegal Dumping
● Authorization Needed
If you want to put anything into a dumpster you need to have full authorization to do so. If you do not have the proper authorization to place debris inside of a dumpster, it is considered illegal dumping. Most people who use this form of illegal dumping do so in order to avoid renting or paying for their own roll-off dumpster. The people who partake in illegal dumping ignore the environmental issues with it because only certain types of debris can be placed in dumpsters.
● Avoiding Costs
Another major reason why people partake in unauthorized dumping is to avoid the costs of their own dumpster. It is also possible they are just not educated on how to properly dispose of waste so they throw their waste wherever they choose. If one is to be caught dumping waste without authorization, there is serious legal action to follow.
Midnight dumping is the term used to describe when people put waste and debris in unauthorized areas. These areas include both public and private land.
● Time of the Dumping
The reason for the nickname of this type of the illegal dumping is the timing of the dumping. Most of this type of illegal dumping is done at nighttime, hence the nickname midnight, under the cover of darkness. Midnight dumping has a negative effect on the environment and the quality of life for not only animals, but also the humans in that area. Parts of the environment most affected by dumping include the very waterways you get water from.
● Illegal Landfills
One of the outcomes of midnight dumpsites is that they can turn into what are known as illegal landfills. The problem with these types of landfills is that the garbage attracts rodents and decreases any value that the land previously had. These illegal landfills also commonly include hazardous materials because it is much easier to dump these materials at night under the cover of darkness. It is an easy way to dispose of hazardous materials, that usually require a meticulous process to disposing them because they are so dangerous.
Dumpster Services in New Jersey
While there are different types of illegal dumping that people partake in, there are also plenty of legal options to disposing of your waste, such as legally renting and utilizing a dumpster. There are plenty of different dumpster services available to rent such as 10-yard, 15-yard, 20-yard, 30-yard and 40-yard roll-off dumpsters. Roll-off dumpsters can be properly used to dispose of any types of construction debris, demolition, cleanouts and furniture. Cali Carting in Kearny, New Jersey has all of these dumpster services and more. We can also provide your cleanup needs with route services and compactors. Cali Carting is a New Jersey market leader in municipal trash collection. To learn more about us and the dangers of illegal dumping, contact us today.