Growing Crisis of Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping is more than just an eyesore; it is a growing crisis that is costing cities millions in cleanup and posing serious environmental risks.
In 2022, San Francisco received over 200,000 trash dumping complaints. That's more than four times more than a decade ago. In 2012, the city received about 45,000 complaints.
Cost of Delay
When illegal dumping goes unreported, it can escalate into breeding grounds for pests and hazardous waste.
This makes it more difficult to clean, and more expensive. In 2022, the City of San Francisco spent $35 million on cleanup efforts, a 50% increase from the previous year.
City crews are already stretched thin, and the problem is only getting worse. Every year the amount of dumping increases and the city is forced to spend more money on cleanup.
Fortunately, real world data shows that with consistent reporting, cities can take a proactive approach to illegal dumping, and this results in less garbage, cleaner streets. Cleaner streets attract less dumping, and the cycle continues to improve.
The Aerbits Solution
Aerbits takes this issue head-on, providing cities with daily, comprehensive data on illegal dumping.
Using a combination of drones and AI, we empower municipalities to take swift action, resulting in cleaner, safer neighborhoods for everyone.