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Sunday, October 27th, 2013

McElhaney gets tough on illegal dumping (Community Voices)

Dear neighbor, Last year, the Public Works Department received over 17,000 reports of illegal dumping. According to City staff, this is an increase of 34 percent! We’ve all seen the harmful residue of illegal dumping—mattresses blocking the sidewalk, construction debris piled on a corner, or large bags of unknown waste on our roads. Unscrupulous businesses

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Oakland Gets Tough On Illegal Dumping

The sight of dirty mattresses propped up by sign poles and piles of unattended refuse is getting on the nerves of many Oaklanders. Residents routinely complain illegal dumping on Oakland streets is ubiquitous and the mess may...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Blight is on the docket at #oakmtg

From the city  of Oakland: On Tuesday, September 24, the Oakland City Council’s Public Works Committee will consider a new Illegal Dumping Ordinance as part of the City’s crackdown on one of the worst sources of civic blight in...

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Illegal Dumping & Bulky Goods Pickup: A Symptom and Example

If you’ve ever wondered why there’s so many mattresses, couches, and old dressers illegally dumped all over Oakland, you’re not alone.  You may even have been frustrated with trying to figure out how to get rid of...