Illegal dumping in new mexico

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Illegal dumping in new mexico

  1. 1. Illegal Dumping in New Mexico A state wide problem
  2. 2. Not Proper Disposal
  3. 3. The State of Illegal Dumping <ul><li>New Mexico Environment Department Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid Waste Bureau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 - Outreach and Illegal Dumping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 - Enforcement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Enforcement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only in EXTREME cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn over to local law/code enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have prohibited acts and criminal actions anyone can use to prosecute </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. … <ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FY 12 - $750,000 in grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2/3 ($500,000) for tire abatement/civil engineering projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 ($250,000) for non-tire illegal dumping clean-up and recycling projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illegal Dumping - $125,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling - $125,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2007-2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tire Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>41 projects - $2,076,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Tire Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24 projects - $337,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Santa Ana Pueblo... BEFORE
  6. 7. Santa Ana Pueblo… AFTER
  7. 8. Your Tax Dollars Hard At Work
  8. 9. WHY DO WE ILLEGALLY DUMP?
  9. 10. These thought are mine and mine alone. The in no way reflect the thoughts of the State; Environment Department; Solid Waste Bureau; Recycling Coalition; SCSWA; Las Cruces; Dona Ana County; etc. Any objections or hard feelings are unintended. These thoughts comes from years of speaking with people from all sectors across the state and are an attempt to wrap my brain around why people illegally dump <ul><li>Economics… </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition… </li></ul><ul><li>Under Enforcement / Under Punishment </li></ul>
  10. 11. River of Tires
  11. 12. Solutions
  12. 13. Enforcement Options <ul><li>Enforce locally under the Solid Waste Act / Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop local ordinances to enforce under </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Dumping / Litter clean up as penalty </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>City County Solid Waste Authority Elected Officials Appointed Managers Staff Law Enforcement Code Enforcement Surveillance Judges DA / Prosecutor Jail Citizens Federal Agencies Non Profit / KAB
  13. 14. Legislation <ul><li>Require disposal fee regardless if tires are taken home </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure “tire disposal fee” charged ACTUALLY covers proper disposal / recycling options </li></ul><ul><li>Limit agricultural exemption to projects OUTSIDE water courses and arroyos </li></ul><ul><li>Create funding mechanism for the “Rubberized Asphalt Fund” (74-13-20 NMSA) </li></ul>
  14. 15. Lastly… <ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul>

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