By now, visitors to our site understand that leaving electronics at the curb or at a dump is among the easiest ways to spread E-waste that contaminates the environment in the long term.
Unfortunately, many people in Texas either don’t realize the damage of abandoned electronics or simply don’t care about the environmental ramifications. This can lead to instances of illegal dumping that creates a multitude of problems for the community and the overall environment.
Here’s a look at how to recognize illegal electronics dumping on your property and what you can do once you’ve uncovered the problem.
What is Illegal Dumping?
Illegal dumping is when a person or group of people discard any form of waste on private, City, or public property without an owner’s consent. Of all forms of illegal dumping, electronic illegal dumping is one that can release some of the most dangerous toxins into a nearby environment.
So, it’s essential to take action the second you notice illegal dumping on your property or throughout your community.
What Can You Do When You Notice Illegal Dumping?
There are many approaches you can take towards stopping illegal dumping. Here are a few different ways to prevent illegal dumpers from tainting your property.
Confront the Culprit
The first time you notice someone dumping illegal waste on your property (electronic or not), a simple conversation asking them to not dump on your property could put a stop to the problem.
While the person may not realize the error of their ways, you still may have successfully ended their contamination of your property and nearby community.
Install Security Cameras and Signage
If you find that your property has become a dumping ground for electronics or other waste but haven’t personally witnessed anyone performing the act, it’s time to install security cameras and signage.
Signs that warn, “private property,” “no trespassing,” or “no dumping on this property,” could ward off illegal dumpers in your area. However, if the dumping persists, strategically placed security cameras can help you catch the culprits dumping in your area and lead to a successful third step in resolving illegal dumping (which we’ll get to next).
Call the Police
Calling the police to report illegal dumping can be a great way to stop the problem. Your security footage, combined with their experience, can track down the people responsible for cluttering up your property with unwanted electronics.
From there, the authorities can issue fines that will likely ward off any future dumping efforts from the offending party.
What Can You Do With Illegally Dumped Electronics?
Unfortunately, illegally dumped electronics can reflect negatively on your brand if they are left at the curbside of your property.
However, your team can easily take this horrible act and turn it into a positive end result with the help of RetirePC. If your property has fallen victim to illegal electronics dumping, we can help you recycle the old electronics and even give you the opportunity to make money off of someone else’s poor actions.
Depending on the value and type of dumped electronics, RetirePC can pay you maximum rates for your recycled electronics. Keep in mind, however, that there is always the possibility that the technology is so outdated that its value has significantly decreased.
No matter how your transaction turns out, you can rest assured that your business has made the right choice to reduce E-waste spread throughout Dallas’s communities.
Turn the Environment Around Today With the Help of RetirePC
If your property has become a dumping ground for illegally discarded electronics, take the necessary steps towards reducing your environmental footprint.
Reach out to RetirePC today to learn more about our services or to schedule a mass pickup from your location.