Residents Frustrated After Trash Continues to Pile Up at Hilltop & Overhill in Concord

March 14, 2014 10:30 am · 46 comments


Residents in the area of Hilltop Rd. & Overhill Rd. in Concord are frustrated after piles of trash keep ending up in their neighborhood.

Here’s a message from one of the homeowners in the area….

There has been a chair and eight bags of trash on the corner of these two streets for over a month. This seems to be more and more common lately in North Concord. Last week I had to get rid of a couch and a rug that was abandoned in front of my house.

If you see something suspicious, try to get a license plate number and call the cops to report the illegal dumping.

BagsFlyFree March 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Dark areas close to freeways are easy dumping grounds. Talk to your city manager to brighten up areas that are frequent areas for these “dumps.” Concord has cheap low wattage street lamps that create dark spots where the light beam stops. Its time to convert the city to LED street lights which are both energy efficient, and have wider beam patterns.

BFF Out!

Diablo March 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Same old story, this is the result of living in a society that allows no one to dispose of anything without it having a dollar amount attached. Free dumpsters would solve most of this and cost the city far less in the long run.

eyewhen March 15, 2014 at 7:10 AM


We caught two people March 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Back in the 90’s, twice, by looking in the trash illegally dumped and finding an address on junk mail or something and with help of the Sherriff caught two people. One was someone that was hired by the person who’s address was on the junk mail. It takes a lot of work, but $1000 fine? I think that should be upped to $5000 and get serious about it. Make the state some money and discourage illegal dumping more..

Dorothy March 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

@ Sheila – Are you willing to do that for your neighborhood?

Some neighbors would like to be good neighbors and take that kind of stuff to the dump. But often they might not have the kind of vehicle that can handle large pieces of stuff and then there is the cost of the trip to the dump. Not everyone can afford to take other people’s dumped trash in to be properly disposed. (Minimum $25 a load at the Pittsburg transfer station if you are a resident.) Which is why the illegal dumpers do it in the first place. It means just that much more $$ in their own pockets.

ATTENTION EVERYBODY! March 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Dump your Junk in front of Sheila’s house and she’ll take it to the dump for you.

Seriously, considering what it costs to take garbage to the dump, I ALMOST don’t blame people for dumping it on the side of the road.

When I lived out on Morgan Territory Road..... March 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

these Peuking Maggots used to dump trash along the road all the time. I sorted through some and found ID info, but Sheriff said they couldn’t do anything unless they caught them in the act. I was really tempted to box up some horse manure and mail it to the culprit. Maybe the County should require welfare and food stamp recipients to show proof of garbage service.

Incognito March 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Years ago, Concord Disposal had “spring clean up” week where you could leave just about anything at the curb of your house and they would dispose of it for you at no extra cost when they picked up your regular garbage. Doesn’t appear they do this anymore.

martinezdad March 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Don’t dump. Find a dumpster somewhere with some room. Maybe not legal but better than leaving it on a street corner

Cowellian March 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Yes sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie. I put that envelope under that garbage

Michelle March 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

What an un-Godly site. Dispose of your trash properly, the city has many resources for disposal.

skrab March 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

@ Diablo

There is no such thing as free dumpsters. Somebody would have to pay for the dumpsters. That would be the taxpayers.

Mimi (original) March 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I totally understand street-side dumping, even knowing it’s illegal, due to the high cost of carting things off to the actual dump! I have a small car and am not going to rent a truck to haul things to the dump AND pay a fortune TO dump the stuff…those neighborhood “clean up days” with the dumpsters help, but they were never frequent enough, filled up too quickly and people still would drop things in them that were banned (making double work, I’m sure, for the dump sorting people). A regular (monthly?) dumpster drop-off might be a really great idea – especially in areas where people DO leave things by the side of the road.

Do not use! March 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

the “Trash haulers/yard clean up”persons that
roam the town or aren’t lic. as 1-800-
Not an ad.for them, but they must turn in a
dump receipt for each load, yes they cost a bit
more, but you get what you pay for.
Most likely a section eight clean out, or an illegal
dump from a ” free lance clean-up truck”, or,
someone dont like the person they dumped it
on . It’s going to happen, but have cleaned stuff
like this with some help from neighbors that
got together.
Otherwise disregard the (stupid)comments
from the regular trolls, and be proactive!

Puddintain March 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

HEY TROLL, I give up. You have destroyed the posting & the reading of posts by truly intelligent/humorous people for me. Perhaps soon you’ll drive the rest of them off too, and you can just carry on your exchanges of meaningless drivel all by yourself! Bye bye,!!

I'm Your Huckleberry March 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

People just don’t have any scruples nowadays…. sad.

tal March 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

How about this, your invisible neighbors push all their trash cans down the street and leave them in front of your house, for over 3 days after trash day, I had to take it upon myself to haul them back over in front of their house…I have run out of possible reasons why anyone would do this, especially since there was plenty of space in front of their own house..

Diablo March 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

@ skrab
Who do you think is paying for all the clean up now?

Me, anonymously March 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Concord Disposal gives its customer two or three extra-large pickups a year. Just call them to arrange to leave up to four (?) extra bags of trash with your garbage can’s regular pickup.

Concord disposal March 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM

still has spring and fall cleanup w/ free dumping
of select rubbish, and you can put extra bags
for regular customers. But this isn’t anything
that hasn’t been going on forever, stupid people
been around fo-ever!

The Mamba March 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I think that there’s a county agency that comes around and will pick up illegal dumps. I forget what group it is, but it was headquartered up off the 4 in Martinez. May have only been for unincorporated areas though.

Diablo March 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I doubt most of the people that do midnight dumping actually have any garbage service at all. So the fact that there are extra large pick up days doesn’t really matter.
Most dumpsters behind businesses are locked to prevent illegal dumping, or dumpster diving. You are also more likely to be videotaped in these areas.

Cowellian March 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM

The important question is whether it’s fyee!

schedule March 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM

call city of concord dumping line, report on city website

Momo March 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Sheila you are a snob.

Mimi (original) March 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

@Think About It: you obviously DIDN’T think about it when you read my post – UNDERSTANDING why people do something illegal does not mean that I would do it. I think it does say a lot about me, and in a good way: I’m intelligent enough to empathize with people from other walks of life and to extrapolate the reason (or reasons) they might be doing things.

An earlier poster referred to Highway 4 as "The 4" March 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Unlike Southern California, we DO NOT use this terminology to identify our roadways. We also do not refer to San Francisco as “Frisco”. Thank You.

LocalGirl March 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

@Mimi — If you don’t have the means or money to transport or take care of your trash/waste – STOP CREATING IT. Bottom line, someone has to pay for clean-up, if we create the waste, we need to pay to have it cleaned up and hauled away … period. It’s called reality!

TOB March 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Since it’s known people dump there, why not install cheap camera get the license plate let Concord bill the offender. Doesn’t help now but perhaps the next time they dump. These same people will be back again. Maybe the city should keep portable cameras move to areas like this to catch people dumping, ticket/fine/levy them (news travels fast) then reuse them in next problem area since they can’t patrol for things like this. Keep Concord cleaner and force those who do this to pay for clean up. Clearly city of Concord has enough employees paid by our tax dollars, someone could start up something like this and make effective use of their time, our time and actually discourage others. Or can sit behind a computer and piss and moan never fix the problem. Would be nice if this did more for community than create debates. Claycord keeps growing, try creating some leverage with City to listen and act.

@Mimi March 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

You’ve been trolled. Don’t let it get to you. If you’re lucky, you may even earn the honor of “Target Of The Week”.

We all know what you meant. Some just choose to be buttheads, anyway.

Cowellian March 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Victor sounds an awful lot like Rick.

See what I mean, Mimi? March 14, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Just laugh it off. For some reason, they find it entertaining.

By their logic, every psychiatrist is schizophrenic, bi-polar, manic-depressive, etc. just because he understands these types of people. Just like every FBI profiler is a mass murderer, serial rapist, etc. I could go on, but you get it.

anonanonagain March 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I find it inexcusable to use those cheap dumping services provided by people who don’t have a license or the good intentions of taking it to the dump. Too bad they can’t trace this trash to the people that feel it’s alright to just dump wherever they see fit.
No wonder our environment is going down the toilet.
Our neighborhood had dumpsters provided by the city on a few occasions and it really motivated people to clean out their yards, garages and get rid of the crap. Then they just go out and buy more future crap to dump eventually……

VikingPrincess March 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Ommitting a Union Strike this type of stuff boggles the average citizen. We live in such a great community that typically has seasonal or yearly pick ups in addition to school fund raisers and donations to good organizations.
Sorry this happened
Put the word out and I’m sure it will be resolved.
Posting here is a good first step.

North Concord March 14, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Taking Out The Trash

Marianne March 14, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It is laughable, in a sad way.

Vart March 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

See this all the time…Fly-by-night haulers get away with murder.

qwerty March 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

If this happened in my neighborhood it would be cleared right away, by anyone who lives here. How can this neighborhood let it sit there? Get off your butts, get 8 neighbors to take one bag each and bust up that chair and put it in a garbage can. On the other hand, if the neighborhood complaining about this can’t figure this out then guess what…you’ll have trash sitting in your street for several days in a row. L A Z Y N E I G H B O R H O O D ! You are not doing Claycord proud. Have a little respect and handle your problem.

kira March 14, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I’m from Coeurd’Alene, Idaho dumping trash is FREE. A clean city 🙂

Dorothy March 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

@Sheila – Happy that you can and do say yes to my question. Also good to know you have a vehicle to deal with large trash and that you/hubby have helped your neighbors. Keep up the good work.

Arturo March 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Actually, Jose never said he had a home worth millions. He said he lived in a million dollar house in Danville at the time of whatever incident he was talking about. Search craigslist sometime for rooms for rent in Danville. There are tons of them for well under $1000, well within the range of most truck drivers. How much is the Section 8 apartment building worth that you live in? Probably millions. Are you trying to impress the white folk?

English is my second language and I read it better than you do.

Puddintain March 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

No te preocupes, no es nada mas que un provacador tonto.

KAD March 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Call the City every day until it is picked up. They will pick it up. The same thing happened in my neighborhood and the City responded after several of the neighbors called.

Connie Dobbs March 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I’m glad you decided not to quit contributing.

Puddintain March 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I couldn’t help myself.

Cowellian March 17, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Where’s the “like” button?

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