There seems to be a lot of summer cleaning going on in Alameda.
Old furniture and other belongings are being dumped on a regular basis along the Alameda-Oakland Estuary, behind the old Del Monte Building on Buena Vista Avenue. Occasionally, it gets cleaned up — only to be replaced by another large pile of trash a couple days later.
Some folks may be trying to avoid paying the cost of taking old belongings to the dump. But there are other options.
According to Alameda County Industries, residents can schedule throw out up to 2-cubic yards of garbage and recyclable materials and up to three bulky items once every 12 months — at no charge.
ACI asks residents to call one month in advance, if possible, and to review the guidelines for bulky pick ups.
To report dumping and/or trash left in town, call the city’s code enforcement office at (510) 747-6817.