It is the responsibility of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Program (RCRP) to ensure compliance with the Navajo Nation Solid Waste Act and to provide and effective and integrated approach to facilitate enforcement for solid waste on the Navajo Nation.
NNEPA-RCRP's illegal dumping enforcement initiative is in its infancy and the overall goals are to:
In addressing the illegal dumping problem, RCRP utilizes both administrative and judicial enforcement as authorized under the Navajo Nation Solid Waste Act. However, without public education supplementing the enforcement effort, the initiative will be ineffective and non-productive.
As with all pesticide products keep out of reach of children. Store in secure area with a lock to prevent unauthorized entry. Make sure pesticide products are off the floor on pellet or shelf. Store the product in their original containers and be sure to mix just enough pesticides for every job. No person shall transport, store, or dispose of any pesticide or pesticide container in such a manner as to cause injury to human beings, vegetation, crops, livestock, wildlife, waterway or otherwise adversely impact the quality of any other natural resources.
Transfer stations are facilities where individuals can dispose of their solid waste. This solid waste is collected and transported to a certified handling or disposal facility.
There are transfer stations located at several chapter houses on the Navajo Nation, however, not all 110 chapters have transfer stations.
A legal landfill complies with the following requirements:
A sanitary landfill of this caliber is very expensive to build and maintain.
Currently, there is no legal landfill on the Navajo Nation. Please do no bury solid waste, this would be violation of the Act.
In 1996, NNEPA completed an open dump site inventory and catalogued 465 dump sites on the reservation. Sites ranges in size from less than half (1/2) an acre to over 10 acres.
The Navajo Nation Solid Waste Act, Prohibited Acts: Section 201-Disposal.
No person shall:
Section 204: Open Dumping:
If anyone is caught illegally disposing of their solid waste within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. The consequences would be:
Under the Navajo Nation Code, Title 17, subsection 381: Littering also known as the "Littering Law," a Navajo Nation officer may issue a citation or Notice of Violation. Any person found guilty of littering may be sentenced to serve not less than four (4) hours nor more than 20 hours picking up and clearing litter from the highways, roads, or public places of the Navajo Nation. Also, you can be issued a citation for Criminal Nuisance T17-486(A)(1) if,
The Enforcement Section currently employs 2 rangers to patrol the five agencies that make up the Navajo Nation but will be expanded in 2002.
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