Monday, November 29, 2010

Dumping prevention campaign launches

Don’t Leave it on the Sidewalk,” a community education campaign of the SF Department of Public Works, was launched in the Bayview neighborhood on November 17th as phase one of what will become a citywide effort.

The new campaign highlights property-owners' responsibility for removing items that have been illegally dumped on sidewalks. Failure to do so could result in a $1,000 fine.

Marginalized communities are especially vulnerable to commercial and other dumping on streets and open spaces. Bayview's proximity to the area's largest legal dumping facility means that the neighborhood has the dubious distinction of being the last stop before a fee is required to drop-off waste where it should go.

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