The free market SHOULD be the deciding factor on business decisions, but they still bear watching. When faced with the expense of disposing of waste products, it just seems to be too hard for too many businesses to dump their wastes in an environmentally safe manner. Speaking of golf carts, there is a business near my AZ home that routinely dumps battery acid right in plain sight. Anyone driving by can see the stained ground. That is blatant, and the guy should be jailed. But when I attempted to report it, I found the local agencies uninterested in such a small "spill". Seems there wasn't much money to be made from it. Years ago I saw a guy burning oil drained from transformers, he was recycling the metals and the oil was in his way. So he just poured it all in a barrel and burned it, in plain site of the freeway exit going into the center of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Don't know if there were PCB's in the oil or not, but again, try finding a govt agency that cares to do their job. So on the one hand we have those who don't mind polluting, and on the other hand we have govt that won't leave the comfort of their offices to look into dumping of hazardous wastes.
There needs to be serious prison time involved for those who would be so irresponsible.