— LAKE COUNTY, Florida Some residents of Lake County had overflowing trash after their recycling bins went nearly three weeks without being emptied. Resident Adam Rubman questioned, “How are we going to safeguard the environment if we can’t even recycle?”
Since late June, according to residents of South Lake County’s Saw Grass Bay area, no one has collected up their recyclables. My wife likes to recycle, so I was maybe another foot and a half out of my garbage can, said Rubman. Concerned about what the overflow may bring, Rubman.
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You’ll begin to encounter coyotes, said Rubman. The raccoons, the ubiquitous bunnies, and the birds—you know, soon they’re going to start getting into the trash cans. Charles Keezer, the president of the neighborhood’s Homeowners Association, claims he has been calling the county over the past few weeks in an effort to find out what is happening.
Huge mountains of trash, old furniture, building debris, or used goods discarded by the side of the road, in the woods, or at undesignated dumping sites are no longer unusual to observe or locate. This practise is growing more and more problematic as it undermines efforts to keep the environment clean and may have detrimental effects on wildlife and habitat. Environmental protection bureaus and agencies refer to this activity as illegal dumping. Due to the damage it does to the environment, it is regarded as illegal.
Additionally, there are places that have been formally designated and have integrated waste management systems that should be used for dumping. Therefore, it becomes illegal to put trash wherever, like by the side of the road or in a forest, in defiance of the clearly stated requirements for proper dumping. Let’s look at the reasons why illegal dumping occurs, how it affects the ecosystem, and some potential fixes.