garbage.jpgRemember last September when someone left an impressive surprise in the Bayview District? The deposit of about 12 tons toxic roofing materials inspired a man hunt and an anti-dumping campaign that also included door-to-door canvassing and ire towards two SF companies suspected of the initial dumping.

In the end, it appears New High Protection Roofing Co. and Salvador Trucking Service allegedly just couldn’t hold it anymore and scattered their crap in Bayview instead of going a little bit further to the Recology dump at 501 Tunnel Ave. where dumps as epic as theirs can be disposed of safely and legally.

But those guys weren’t the only folks who’ve allegedly dropped their kids off before making it to the pool — just last week, DPW cleaned up 10 more tons of shit left behind by inconsiderate abusers of the facilities.

So now, as the Chron reports, the Board of Supes is looking for ways to penalize those who opt to dump that hard. D10 Supe Malia Cohen has proposed an ordinance to make it easier to prosecute those who leave behind their waste.

Meant to go after people who dump on public property, it primarily targets those dumping 100 lbs of debris or more. Avid dumpers and dump fans, this is your warning.

The proposed legislation was approved by the Land Use and Economic Development committee Monday, and is expected to wind its way through SF’s legislative plumbing in the coming weeks.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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