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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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drivers
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
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
preventive measures
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
enforcement
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
resources
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
region 5 projects
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
ford voluntary replacement
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
financing
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!
getting serious about the problem
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 ?
illegal dumping economic assessment idea
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
parameters included
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)
example site
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
applications
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
considerations
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
idea model
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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