In 2016, the City of Chicago alone spent $1.5 million cleaning up unlawfully-disposed waste. All that trash collected from 4,000 illegal dump spots weighed a total of 32,000 tons.
What’s even worse is that many of these dumped items are hazardous. So, not only do they contribute to land and air pollution, but they can also result in health problems.
That’s why you must know how the State of Illinois defines illegal dumping. This way, you can avoid breaking the law or make them liable if someone dumps trash on your property.
Ready to learn all about unlawful dumping in the Prairie State? Then let’s get this guide started!Continue reading “Think Before You Dump: Guide to the Laws and Penalties About Illegal Dumping”