What exactly is "illegal dumping"?

Asked by kimhillstrom, Dunedin, FL Mon Apr 9, 2012

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Pamela Cohn, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Tue Apr 10, 2012

Ann gave an excellent and concise answer. If a property is stating there has been illegal dumping, make sure you get the all the details available and it might require further investigation before making any decisions or offers.


Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
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Ann Ryan, Agent, Doral, FL
Mon Apr 9, 2012
The magic word is illegal. Therefore, it could be anything not done in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Littering would be the mildest form of illegal dumping. Dumping chemical and nuclear waste into a marsh would probably be about the worst. Everything in between would be a matter of degrees. An illegal dumping ground needs to be thoroughly investigated by environmental inspectors to try to determine what the level and danger of the contamination is.
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David Engdahl, Agent, Tarpon Springs, FL
Fri Jun 8, 2012
Illegal dumping is basically any relocation of material including dirt to a new site without a county issued permit. The county is concerned with the issues that can come from storm water run off, improper compaction characteristics, and a host of other issues. Illegal dumping is not just waste any more.


Dave Engdahl
Waterfront and Preferred Homes LLC
903 S. Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727 741 8393
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Roland Vinya…, Agent, Sprakers, NY
Mon Apr 9, 2012
Just what it says - depositing materials on your own (or someone else's) land in violation of the law. Since these laws are quite local in nature, I can't answer specifics even if you had given them. What is illegal in one area may be permitted in another.
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