What if you came into work one morning to find rotting garbage strewn about your cubicle? You may be angered and possibly confused, but you would certainly want to find the perpetrator, especially after spending hours cleaning up the mess.
What if this continued on? Do you have the time in your work schedule to keep dealing with this madness? George Schaaf didn’t.
Schaaf is the park and landscape superintendent for the city of Juneau, Alaska and the Juneau Empire recalls his story of how he turned to video technology to catch litterers who were trash dumping — including deer carcasses, live clams, tires, refrigerators and sofas—on the park grounds. What’s more, the entirely gross situation also turns out to be quite expensive. Schaaf estimates the city spends $10,000 a year in cleaning up and removing the garbage in staff time, equipment and dumping fees.