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Illegal Dumping Prevention MWMA - April 2002. Drivers. Special handling requirements Landfill bans Cost Lack of convenient & affordable disposal options Easy money for ‘hack’ criminals Stupidity. U.S. EPA Involvement “Adding Value to Local Efforts”. Assessments / identify best practices

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Illegal Dumping PreventionMWMA - April 2002


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Drivers

  • Special handling requirements

  • Landfill bans

  • Cost

  • Lack of convenient & affordable disposal options

  • Easy money for ‘hack’ criminals

  • Stupidity


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U.S. EPA Involvement“Adding Value to Local Efforts”

  • Assessments / identify best practices

  • Stakeholder meetings

  • Collaborative projects / partnerships

    • Law enforcement training / pilots

    • Outreach & Education

    • Community-based clean up / maintenance

    • Measurement / Reporting


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Preventive Measures

  • Events

    • Amnesty days, Round ups, Clean sweeps

  • Collection

    • Drop-off centers, tire shops, transfer stations

  • Planning

    • Fire prevention, preparedness

  • Public Education

    • Consumers, neighborhoods, businesses

    • Proper management and reporting incidents


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Enforcement

  • Inspections (multi-media)

    • Tire shops

    • Jockeys

    • Junkyards

    • Facilities (transfer stations, processors)

  • EPA letters of inquiry

  • Local ordinance

    • Stiffer penalties

  • Administrative Hearing Process

  • Publicize results


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    Resources

    • EPA

      • Market Development Info

      • Enforcement (RCRA and Superfund)

      • Emergency response (Superfund)

    • State

      • Overview of State Scrap Tire Programs

      • Grants, loans, enforcement, permits

    • Other

      • Processors, manufacturers, Scrap Tire News


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    Region 5 Projects

    • Enforcement Pilots (Detroit)

      • 170 arrests, 89 impounds, $181k fines in 6 mo.

    • 25 pilot projects

      • 2000 officers, judges trained

      • Abandoned lots & derelict structures mitigated

      • Multilingual, multimedia outreach

    • Illegal Dumping Prevention Guidebook

    • IDEA Model


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    Ford Voluntary Replacement

    • 13.5 million SUV tires

      • Dealerships, authorized shops collect

    • Contract w/ RTG

    • 100 projects in 22 states & 4 provinces

      • 1 million pounds of crumb donated

      • paving, playgrounds, soil amendment

    • Arizona research project


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    Financing

    • Fees (tip, sales)

    • State & county solid waste offices

    • Enforcement revenues

    • Community service (voluntary/mandatory)

    • Volunteer groups (KAB)

    • General fund

    • Corporate (chamber, tire dealers, corporate)

    • Need to understand and communicate costs!


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    Getting Serious About the Problem

    • How bad is the problem ?

    • How much is it costing ?

    • Should we invest in prevention ?

    • How do we recover costs ?

    • Are prevention/enforcement investments reducing clean up costs ?

    • Are we ready to get serious about this ?


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    Illegal Dumping Economic Assessment (IDEA)

    • Define cost impacts of dumping

    • Establish a baseline, report progress

    • Plan and budget for clean ups

    • Enforcement and/or cost recovery

      • Economic benefit

    • Support policy decisions


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    Parameters Included

    • Dump site features (A)

    • Waste type and volume (B)

    • Site clean up - process/labor/equipment (C)

    • Waste transport (D)

    • Waste disposal (E)

    • Site restoration and security (F)

    • Site surveillance (G)

    • Program administration (H)

    • Property Liabilities (I)

    • Offsetting Costs (J)

    • Adjustments (K)




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    Example Site

    • Active Dumpsite

      • Visual Assessment (~30 minutes)

    • Estimate 330 yd3 over ~ 2 acres

      • 90% Mixed C&D

      • 10% MSW

      • 600 tires

      • Several truckloads of landscape waste


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    Applications

    • Detroit, Gary, Cleveland

      • Citywide survey w/ clean up estimates

      • Inventory w/ GIS mapping

      • Targeted enforcement, prevention and clean up proposals developed for Mayor, City Council

    • Hiawatha National Forest (upper MI)

    • Individual enforcement cases


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    Considerations

    • Objectives / Intended Use of Output

      • Enforcement, grants, clean up plan

    • Target Sites

      • Existing data, accounting system for equipment, manpower, transportation, disposal

    • Community Involvement

    • Training staff for ongoing use


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    IDEA Model

    • All resources available at http://www.epa.gov/region5/illegaldumping

    • Technical support

    • Referrals & networking opportunities appreciated


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    • All resources available at http://www.epa.gov/region5/illegaldumping

    • Technical support

    • Referrals & networking opportunities appreciated


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