In an average year, the city of Camden, NJ cleans up about 43,000 tons of trash dumped illegally across the municipality. Not only does the deluge of debris detract from the value and pride of the city, it’s also a health and safety hazard. And it’s expensive— Camden spends about $4.5 million a year cleaning up illegal dumping, not including the cost of salaries, vehicles and other equipment that supports clean-up efforts.
In the past year, the issue has drawn increased attention from local activists and residents, as well as state law enforcement and environmental agencies. Within the city of Camden, officials from the mayor’s office, public works and other departments are equally committed to solving the long-standing problem.
Which is why GovDesigns connected the City of Camden with LiveView Technologies. LVT deployed mobile units to the two heaviest dumping sites. Read the results in the case study.