Some of the ways to make people realise that the improper disposal of waste is harmful to the environment and health are as follows: The waste serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and thereby, creates favourable conditions for the spread of various diseases. It releases harmful gases in the environment and makes the environment unclean and unhygienic for all living organisms. It flows to water bodies along with the rain water and becomes a threat to aquatic organisms. It reduces the soil fertility as well as diminishes the beauty of the area.