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Those mounds of dirt and rocks along I-280 are illegally dumped debris that's costing Caltrans $1M a year

Original post made on Feb 16, 2022

Hundreds of mounds of leaves, dirt, tree stumps and construction debris are being illegally dumped on Caltrans property in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The stretch between Woodside and Los Altos is among the most impacted areas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 11:32 AM

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Posted by MenloDad
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 16, 2022 at 12:26 pm

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How about putting some video cameras on the sites?

Posted by Matt
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Feb 16, 2022 at 1:14 pm

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Post some trail cameras and bust some offenders. When the fines start rolling it'll stop. The no dumping signs are a joke.

What's even more pathetic is the tree services dumping all the chips are charging their customers as part of their service! As it's paid for by the customer, why even do it?

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Feb 16, 2022 at 2:41 pm

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Install video cameras and when you catch the people dumping give them hefty fines in the $1000+ range (I would say $5000 or more) in addition to making them clean up their dumped items and do community service cleaning up others dumped items. Use that money for the clean up and for more cameras.

Posted by diesel
a resident of another community
on Feb 17, 2022 at 12:21 pm

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Interesting: I'd noticed the piles of woodchips as well as the "State Property" signs, and thought that was to stop me from nabbing a bag or two of woodchips for my yard.

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