Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Corralitas Drive: When Dumping Becomes Vandalism

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, January 30, 2016.  Sometime between Friday and Saturday mornings, someone dumped shelves, a rubber mat and a can of red paint.  The paint spilled across the asphalt "sidewalk" on the 2 Freeway side of Corralitas Drive, adjacent to the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

If you're paying someone to haul away your old stuff, be sure they're actually taking it to the dump.  

You can take paint and other hazardous household waste, oil, and electronic waste to the City's SAFE Center for free disposal, just a couple of exits up the 5 Freeway from our neighborhood.

According to the Dept of Sanitation's website:
Disposing of household chemicals in your trash, storm drains or sewers damages the environment, and is AGAINST THE LAW. Illegal dumping carries a minimum fine of $5000 per day per violation up to $100,000 per day per violation or imprisonment (Section 25189.5, Health & Safety Code).