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Maybe you’ve seen it. Maybe you haven’t. Either way, it’s probably not pretty. It could be household goods, construction waste, old tires or even animal carcasses. Whatever is in that dumpster on your street, it probably has something to do with the illegal dumping that occurs at an alarming rate across the country. You might not see it or smell it as much as others, but it’s there nonetheless and can cause a lot of damage over time if left unchecked. To help you get rid of your neighbors who are dumping illegally and prevent this from happening to the rest of your street, here are 10 possible solutions:

Call the police

Maybe the neighbor who is dumping is doing so in front of your house and you’re not sure what to do about it. Perhaps it’s happening at all hours of the day or night and you’d like to report it to the police. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you can call the police, it’s best to ask someone first who is more familiar with the situation. If you want to take it one step further, you can also send an email to the police department’s email address to let them know about the illegal dumping. It can be reported as a crime, which could result in someone being prosecuted for it.

Put up a sign

If you live in an area where illegal dumping is common, you might want to put a sign up on your front lawn that reads “Dump Here.” Some people might think that if a sign appears on the lawn that says “Dump Here,” they can freely dump their garbage there without anyone complaining. This is false, but it can be helpful in curbing further illegal dumping. If you have a particularly bad neighbor who continues to dump illegally, putting up a sign can be a good way to shame them a little bit and hopefully convince them to stop. You can get a sign at your local hardware store or you can make your own. Simply make sure that it’s large enough to be seen from the street and include your address and what it means so that people know what you’re trying to do.

Organize a community clean-up day

While you can’t stop people from dumping in the first place, you can make an effort to stop people from dumping illegally throughout the community. Organize a community clean-up day and invite people to come clean their yards of any junk that’s been dumped there. This might sound silly, but in many neighborhoods, the only people who are willing to come clean up after people are the people who have been dumped on as well. If you’re willing to organize a clean-up day, you might just find that more people are willing to help clean up the neighborhood than you might have thought. When organizing a clean-up day, make sure that you have a few people along to help clean up the yards of people who aren’t able to come out themselves.

Find the responsible party and shame them

If you see someone dumping illegally on the street, you can take matters into your own hands. Perhaps you recognize the person as a neighbor who is always throwing away their trash, or perhaps you’ve seen them drop off a load of construction waste at a particular spot. In either case, you can report them to the police and/or attempt to shame them in front of their neighbors. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can let the police know who it is and see if they can track them down. Alternatively, you can approach the person yourself and let them know that their actions are not acceptable in your neighborhood. Let them know that their actions are causing damage to your property and causing noise pollution for your neighbors.

Install automated trash receptacles

Many cities are now installing automated trash receptacles as a way to curb illegal dumping. These receptacles collect garbage and recycling as people throw it in them, and then send it to a central location for disposal at the end of the day. The benefit of these receptacles is that they are fully automated. This means that you don’t need to come by them to empty them. You can simply leave the trash or recycling inside while you go about your day and the city will do it for you at the end of the day. They’re also highly visible, so you can’t really hide them if you’re illegally dumping trash.

Install motion sensor lights along your street

While you can’t completely eliminate noise pollution from noisy cars driving down the street, you can try to reduce it as much as possible. One way to do this is to install motion sensor lights along your street. These lights use sensors that detect movement and then turn on and off, which can help to curb noise pollution by shining bright lights into the air that bounce off of car windows, hoods and bumpers. They’re also highly visible, so you can’t really hide them if you’re illegally dumping trash.

Install smart sprinkler systems

In some cities, it’s now illegal to dump anything on the road. This includes construction waste, old tires and animal carcasses. You can still dump things on the street, though, and one way to do this is to dump a sprinkler system on the ground. While you’re at it, you might as well dump some water in it so that it’s fully wet when you’re done dumping the sprinkler system. This will create a large puddle that you can walk through to get to your destination.

Add a speed bump to slow down traffic and reduce noise pollution

A speed bump is often used to slow down traffic that’s going too fast. It works similarly by creating a smaller bump in the road that slows traffic down and creates a small splash of water as cars pass over it. This is exactly what you want to create after dumping something on the road. A speed bump creates a small splash of water that reduces noise pollution. It also slows down traffic, which is ideal after dumping something on the road.

Add more street trees and greenery to curb street noise

The more greenery and trees that you have along a street, the quieter it will be. This is because trees and shrubs use the wind to block the noise coming from cars and other vehicles, whereas streets without trees and shrurs are often much noisier. This means that you want to plant street trees and shrubs along the street that you live on. This will reduce noise pollution by blocking the sound of cars and other vehicles along the street.

Install shared Kiosks on your street to enable neighbours to rent out their spaces for short periods of time

If you live in a city that has a lot of illegal dumping on the street, it might be worth installing shared Kiosks on your street to enable your neighbors to rent out their spaces for short periods of time. This way, your neighbors will be able to make some money while they’re waiting for their dumpsters to be emptied. This is especially helpful in cities where no one is allowed to have a regular dumpster.