Tag Archives: Illegal Dumping

An abandoned shopping cart is surrounded by tarps, a mattress, broken glass, and other trash on Wood Street, 18th Street. Photo by Briana Flin.

Oaklanders tackle illegal trash dumping in their neighborhoods

Illegal dumping has plagued the city of Oakland for more than 20 years. Today, the problem is worse than ever and it is affecting residents, businesses and government leaders alike.
Large cranes slowly lift the tugboat out of the Oakland Estuary.

EPA pulls tugboat from depths of Oakland Estuary

There’s something in the water in Oakland. But thanks to several local, state and federal agencies, it’s being cleaned up. On Monday, a 105-foot tugboat, nicknamed “Captain Al,” emerged from the depths of the Oakland...
"G Street is world famous," said Peter Dunlap, with Oakland Public Works. The illegal dumping piles on G Street are some of the largest and consistent in the city. This one is at the corner of G Street and 89th Ave.

Oakland looks for solutions to curb illegal dumping

In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice...
Although the mounds of trash may not be as prevalent as it once was thirty years ago, illegal dumping in West Oakland remains a serious problem.

Illegal dumpers contributing to West Oakland street waste

West Oakland residents, business owners and city leaders openly refer to their neighborhood as the city dump. Although the mounds of trash may not be as prevalent as it once was thirty years ago, illegal...