Monday, February 24, 2014

Red Car Property: Computers, Not A Homeless Camp

Photos: Red Car Property Neighbors. January 23, 2014 a neighbor sent in a photo of what appeared to be a homeless campsite where the meadow portion of the Red Car Property narrows down into the canyon.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
January 31, 2014.  A week later the trash seemed to explode.  Another neighbor noticed this didn't seem to be the typical homeless homeless camp, so he moved in for a close up.
January 31, 2014. Under the tarps was a large pile of computers, a vacuum, at least one TV.   

Great, this is electronic waste (e-waste), considered to be hazardous - we'll never get the City to pick this up.  Never mind that the City won't pick up dumping from private property like the Red Car Property anyway.  It's the property owner's responsibility.
February 23, 2014. The pile appears somewhat smaller as  scavengers have picked though, neighbors started picking up trash & someone created an art installation from the debris.

Don't throw your old computer, TV or other e-waste in the trash or on the Red Car Property.  There's a City e-waste drop-off just up the 5 Freeway in North Atwater.  They also accept hazardous household waste
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 31, 2011.  Makes you wonder how many times this site has been a dumping ground rather than a homeless camp.