5 solutions to fight against illegal dumping selected by Karroad

Littering and the Municipal Police, a long history  

Your city's municipal police force encounters many incivilities. The most frequently seen is the deposit of waste on the public highway.

Fighting against illegal dumping has no precise instructions, it will be a matter of adapting to the environment (urban or not), to the types of illegal waste: green waste, household waste or not. It is not easy to find yourself in this kind of situation. 

Do you feel like trying a reminder to the law to reaffirm that it is just not possible to deposit your garbage everywhere? Indeed, people do not always respect the collection of waste, whether in the city or in condominiums. Household waste can be found everywhere, scattered on the ground in the garbage room, or in the middle of town, on the public space. The environment code, the general code of local authorities and the penal code punish the illegal dumping of waste in inappropriate places.
Moreover, in order to facilitate the circular economy, laws and numerous bills are fighting and facilitating 

Mini how-to on different kinds of litter control solutions:  


1. Posting and reminder of the law


There are plenty of billboards. It will be a reminder that it is forbidden to deposit illegal deposits there. 

Some examples:

Let's face it, no one reads them anymore, and even fewer people pay attention to them. Sometimes there are even reminders of the law. It is important to know that polluters do not pay much attention to this kind of sign, as for the reminder of the law, it is rare that polluters pay attention to it.

no dumping sign

No garbage on Amazon sign as an example.
The panel is industrialized, it costs on average about ten euros.

Sign on Cdiscount prohibiting the deposit of garbage

He cost on average six-seven euros.

sign prohibiting the deposit of garbage

In Karroad, we always find it a bit of a pity that there is never a simple reminder of the waste disposal centers and their openings. This should be tried.


2. Video surveillance cameras

The video surveillance cameras, or video protection are sometimes used against the fight against illegal dumping. They are isolated autonomous cameras subjected to the code of Internal Security. They are subjected to a prefectural authorization, and enter in the field of the cameras of video surveillance. They can be equipped with infrared sensor, which may affect the readability of license plates at night. They are in quality of 2k or 4k. and are, for the mobile cameras, connected in 4G. It is therefore necessary to provide a 4G package linked. We will pay specific attention to the size of the package and therefore, the amount of video retrievable.

camere fight against illegal dumping

In Karroad, we think that video surveillance cameras are perfect for protecting buildings, but clearly unsuitable for fighting against illegal dumping if we stay within a legal framework.


3. The hunting cameras called photographic traps

Camera hunter, photographic trap, camera trap, it has different names but the principle remains the same: thehe movements that pass in front of the camera trigger the photoThe system is designed to take pictures. The images are stored on the camera or sent by email via a 4G connection. It is possible to remotely monitor these images through flat rate systems (about 200 images per month). This is the tool currently used for isolated sites, because SIM cards can be put in. They are frequently equipped with sd card and their definitions in  1080p hd. The system is powered by cold sensitive AA batteries. The system is frequently used with black leds (or infra red leds) to see at night. Problem is that the infrared quickly reflects on the license plates. 

police photographic trap

In Karroad, the system has clear advantages: inexpensive (about thirty euros), practical. It is proposed in some cases. You have to keep in mind two things: the quantity of astronomical pictures produced and the time needed to manage these pictures. On this subject, Karroad would be happy to discuss with you.


4. Anti-littering applications

Many applications allow you to call on the feedback of your fellow citizens to report illegal dumping: The application Clean2gether, GreenR or Waster are examples.

The City Council is aware of dumping and can intervene. However, this addresses the problem of detecting dumping but does not address the source. 

Moreover, the higher the level of cleaning service, the more citizens feel that it is a right, and therefore take advantage of it. An indicator: the number of littering incidents should be decreasing, but in many cities it is still increasing.

In Karroad, we think that the system is coherent as long as there is a repressive component. A purely informational component just risks raising the level of services and therefore being counterproductive: the number of illegal dumping sites must be limited and not just to limit the time it takes to deal with illegal dumping.


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