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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Massive Piles of Crap Irk City

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Ah, crap
  • Ah, crap

San Franciscans are often an entitled bunch. And massive piles of rancid waste are often unpleasant. Put the two of them together and what do you have? An angry city government.

Entitled locals who feel free to leave tons of heaping debris and waste festering on public land have struck a nerve with the Department of Public Works -- the city body stuck cleaning up the mess. In the last week alone, DPW has been forced to take responsibility for three massive piles of crap in the vicinity of Bernal Heights Park -- one of which was actually on fire (the clandestine deposit of flaming crap is humorous when the said item is small enough to fit in a bag placed atop a front porch. A burning garbage heap is less entertaining).

A third crap pile was, in a move that oozes imminent karmic retribution, left atop a handicapped parking space.

All told, 6.3 tons of crap was removed in three trips; items included paint buckets, "green waste," construction materials, wood, nails, and other industrial items.

You know what happens when three piles of crap -- one aflame -- are removed from Bernal Heights? Public meetings are called.

If this is a matter you wish to know more about or feel you can help remedy, be sure to attend a 7 p.m. gathering on Tuesday, May 15, at the Ingleside Police Station at 1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane.

If you spot miscreants dumping crap on the street, be sure to dial 553-0123 to report the incident. If you have information about these or other dumps, contact the DPW at 695-2003 or

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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