Sunday, March 29, 2015

Red Car Canyon: TVs Dumped. Good Neighbor Hauls To Them E-Waste Center

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 28, 2015, 10:34 AM.  My dog is tired of posing with all the dumped TVs in the neighborhood for scale.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

After a long period with no new dumping on the Red Car Property, it's spring cleaning time. Here we go again.  

It takes effort to dump here.  Someone had to drive in from either India or Corralitas to dump them. They would not be intact if were launched over anyone's fence, more than 30 feet up the canyon walls.

It takes even more effort to get them picked up, since the property owner won't even pick up the piles of dumping that have been in the canyon or above the viaduct footings since last summer.  The City will not drive onto private property to pick it up. 

After shooting some photos, I texted one to a neighbor on Riverside Place.  He called back (after the joyriding episode) & said he was taking some stuff to the City's E-Waste Center, would the TVs fit in his car?  I thought they might be too big, but let's give it a try.

The Red Car Property owner's rep is always bitching at us when we tell him there's dumping on the property.   He fails to understand, as long as anyone can drive onto the property, dumping is going to continue to happen. He thinks we should be picking it up.  Well, some neighbors do way more than their share.  Here's more proof...
Photo: Diane Edwardson,  March 28, 2015, 11:30 AM. Walking toward Corralitas, I met the neighbor in Red Car Canyon.  It was a tight squeeze, but he got the the first TV in the back pretty easily.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 28, 2015, 11:32 AM.  The smaller of the 2 large TVs actually fit in his back seat.  Thank you for being a good neighbor and hauling the crap away.  

March 28, 28, 2015, 11:51 AM.  Less than 20 minutes later,  I received a text from the neighbor.  He'd already dropped off the TVs at the City's S.A.F.E.-Waste Center just off Colorado exit of the 5 Freeway in Glendale.  It's that easy. It's free.  You don't even have to get out of your car.