Litter Bugs Dump Bed on David Ave. in Concord

April 16, 2014 10:39 am · 58 comments


It’s always sad to see when people can’t respect their city enough to keep it clean, and dump items where they actually belong.

This was spotted on David near Oak Grove in Concord.

Did you know, the City of Concord spends over $15,000 of your money every single year to clean up illegally dumped items?

If you see somebody dumping an item illegally, take a picture, or get their license plate number and report it to the police (not 911 though).

South of the Border style April 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM


Vanessa April 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Look at this! Trashy people did this!

Cherrywood April 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

I had someone dump a couple car batteries behind my retail business then come in and purchase something. I saw all this on my camera system. I looked up his address and took the batteries back to his house. You should have seen the look on his face when I said I didn’t want to deal with his sh*t.

Diablo April 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I guess they could have driven it to Oakland since that’s the closest city that is smart enough to put dumpsters out for people with no money to dispose of garbage. Concord, get a clue.

lol April 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

dna test those bad boys. see if the owner is in the system. a matress gains an avereage of 10lbs in dead skin cells over the years so ther should be plenty to test lol.

Annebelle April 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Why do people think we want to live in dirty neighborhoods–a trip to the dump is not that expensive. Call the city, they will have someone come and pick it up.
Couldn’t have been done any better, Cherrywood.

Anon777 April 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Thank you Cherrywood for the laugh and for having the balls to stand up to these losers!

when April 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Well, altho this makes the city ugly, perhaps it’s also because it’s soooo expensive to get rid of large items, or chemicals/paint. Maybe the City should sponsor one or two free dump days so people can get rid of old items.

Didn't the City....... April 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

just sign a contract with a company to pick up crap like this???? If so what are the doing??????? There has been a bedroom set on Detriot infront of the the Olympia Apts for 3 weeks and matresses infront of the the 1230 bldg on Pine Creek for 6 days…….Now we can add this to the collection. And isn’t Code Enforcement suppose to cruise looking for this kind of crap. What the hell kind of service are we tax payer paying for.
Hey City Council – cruise the city and see the mess…….yep it does exist.

@3 April 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Good one Cherry. Pay back

The Biz April 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The mayor and police chief don’t seem to be concerned with cleaning the city up either. This seems trivial in comparison.

funny man April 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

this is why we cant have nice things

94598 April 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Thanks for the information- that looks like a good spot. Im gonna dump my old washer and dryer tonight

What security April 16, 2014 at 11:59 AM

That’s not dumping.

That’s someones right to live where ever they put their mattress.
Freedom the right to go where ever we want in the world and claim our spot.

Lori April 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Good for you Cherrywood !!!! Love it !!!

Cowellian April 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Orphan Annie April 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~bed bugs~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

cuzzzzzzzz................ April 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

When #8 – yoyu can dispose of paint and chemicals for free over @ Central San. All a person needs to do is take the stuff over their and show proof you live within their district.and they will take the paint/chemicals off your hands and dispose of them properly A drivers license, property tax bill, pg & e bill etc works for proof.

Concordejet April 16, 2014 at 12:20 PM

worst trash I see are shopping cart just everywhere that near park and ship center people are carless to bring back the cart and we have to bring the cart back for those lazy people. Truck driver are picking up the carts and those lazy people are taking advantage of the city picking up shopping carts. Anytime I see carts laying around I volunteery bring back the carts to the store and same thing happen who pick up cart to go shopping and take the cart home with them. it keep going back and forth like crazy

FrogVoice April 16, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Take that $15,000 / year and put out dumpsters so these yahoos can dump legally – i guess you’ll never beat these creeps at their own game

Claycordian1 April 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Lol @ Cherrywood! Thanks for the laught!

Sunnymoon April 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

They could have been from a nearby town……maybe they want to keep their city clean, and dump in Concord.

Pegasus April 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Collect some DNA from the mattress and send ’em up the river. Meh, maybe a $5,000.00 fine and twelve months of weekends cleaning up trash.

Disgusting April 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Wish we could hunt the dumpers down and make them clean up their mess. When I’ve had to dump large items such as mattresses, I call the disposlal company to pick it up….it used to be $16/piece. Last time I did it, someone took the mattress so the disposal company came and got hte box spring the next day. Too bad people can’t be more responsible and stop dumping their junk on our streets.

Diablo April 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Thank you FrogVoice, I have been an advocate for dumpsters over the last couple of years. Nice to see someone else is thinking about a real solution.

Anon April 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I don’t condone this but feel that we make it way to inconvenient and expensive to dispose of things the right way. The fees at the transfer station in Martinez are ridiculous so I can see how someone who’s broke and lacks any sense of pride may choose to this rather than pay $40 to get rid of two mattresses.

jtkatec April 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Cowellian, you have some sort of memory!

What variety of insect April 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

is a “litter bug”. And why don’t we like them? Don’t they fill an ecological nitch in the universe?

If we exterminate all the litterbugs, what other species will be effected?


Yes, an abandoned mattress on the street... April 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM

…is a sign that the human race is declining. How will we, as a species, survive these atrocities?

PH Dad April 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Could probably find plenty of DNA on the bed to test for tracking…

Cowellian April 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM


EdiBirsan April 16, 2014 at 2:10 PM

@ Didn’t the City
I have relayed the locations and comment to the Public Works Department for action.

FOLKS- when you see such things don’t moan and groan here, go send a notice to the public works department or call:


Deduct garbage pickup fees..... April 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

from welfare payments.

Anon April 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

“I guess they could have driven it to Oakland since that’s the closest city that is smart enough to put dumpsters out for people with no money to dispose of garbage. Concord, get a clue.”

Oakland dumpsters filled within a day- & lots of it was from out of town people who have money for alcohol, drugs, gigs & gambeling –the usual scum

cuzzzzzzzz................ April 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Mr Birsan – we get quicker results moaning on here than we do if we call the city………it’s called know how to use resources 🙂

me April 16, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I think it is $25 each to take to the dump. So $50? I wonder if we could have taxes pay for the dump fees and spare us a lot of littering? As it is, if you aint rich what do you do with things like this? Store them? Save up for a dump run? Skip a pge bill to go to the dump? I am not excusing littering, but still. It cost a fortune to go to the dump these days.. At least these were not thrown in the creek. Beds soak up some water and weight.. Man, nightmare to drag out …

Concorddad April 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM

If you are going to be an A$$hole and do stuff like this at least dump it at Wal-mart or some place like that!! 🙂

Cindy April 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Calling PD does not work, I sat and watched a van with no license plate, unload the entire back, mattress, junk etc…… I called P.D. as soon as I saw them open the back up…….. 30 mins later van gone and cops never bothered to stop by and check it out……… pretty sad

Horse n around April 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

I think the police have better things to do then stop and give someone a ticket for dumping. Yes, it’s wrong, and people shouldn’t do it. But our Police can’t be everywhere at once. Ever been on a ride along? It’s constantly one call after another. From noise complaints, dogs barking or off leash ( which by the way is Animal Controls job ) to shootings. Everyone feels that their call to the P.D. is the most important. But the police have to prioritize each call. Is someone who is dumping garbage out in the street more important then let’s say, someone who just got robbed at gun point. Yes it sucks. Call our Mayor Tim Grayson, let him know, or go to a City meeting and voice your concerns.

Vince April 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Ten bucks says that it was thrown over that fence!

There are dirty people out there but don’t forget how lazy some can be too

Rose Garden April 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

This is sad. People do this because they DON’T CARE!

Even if the dump was free, they’d still do it. They’d complain that the dump was too far, or they didn’t have the gas. Or a truck to haul it.

You can call the police, and even if they’re cited, they won’t pay the fine. They don’t care.

If you don’t GET IT, there’s always room for improvement. But what is society supposed to do with people who just don’t care?

If you don’t care, you don’t care. And these people DON’T CARE!!!

I care, but I have no idea what the solution is. I wish I did……

Silva April 16, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Oakland has had to curtail the recently implemented free dumpsters around town. People from other cities, counties, and Netherlands came to take advantage of what seemed at first to be a great idea.

Silva April 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM


whoa Millie! April 16, 2014 at 6:04 PM

10 Pounds of dead skin cells?

Jerk April 16, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Poor people can spend that $50.00 on food. Not justifying this, it is ridiculous – But So are the Disposal Fees.
Isn’t Socialism great!!! That’s right ~ You and I are paying for these beds now.

EdiBirsan April 16, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Follow up: I wrote to the Public Works section and was advised:

“The items on David were removed earlier today as were the items on Pine Creek Way. The comments mention a bedroom set on Detroit, which staff will inspect tomorrow.”

Yes, an abandoned mattress on the street... April 16, 2014 at 6:34 PM

…now equals socialism, according to “Jerk”. Would you guys make up your mind? Are we going extinct because of these mattresses or just changing our system of government?

Personally, if a couple mattresses on the street upgrades us from faux democratic police state to socialism, I’ll gladly empty an entire box car of mattresses onto the street to make that happen.

How many more mattresses until we can upgrade from socialism to true democracy? 2 box cars? Maybe 3? Let me know, cause I am excited by this idea that something so mundane and pointless as two used mattresses on the streets of Claycord could affect social change to this magnitude.

anon April 16, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Well ,they don’t dump trash in a place where they can get caught.

Diablo April 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

@ Silva

It’s still a great idea, think about how many people, even from surrounding cities were willing to do the right thing when they had the opportunity. We just need more cities on board and it would make an incredible difference.

Mary April 16, 2014 at 9:22 PM

A big thanks to Ed Birsan for calling in the mattress and Pine Creek items to the Publick Works Dept who promptly picked them up today.

Ed also provided a phone number to call just as he did to get the items picked up.

Here is that number again:
Concord Public Works – 671-3448

Here's the reason April 16, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Transfer Station Rates
Mattress and Box Spring – Twin Size $19.00 Each
Mattress and Box Spring – Larger Than Twin Size $28.00 Each

EdiBirsan April 16, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Neighborhood Partnerships and community groups can arrange for ‘Dumpster Day’ in their neighborhoods. Sun Terrace does two a year and I usually help out manning a dumpster as part of the deal is that you have to have someone at the dumpster at all times.

What is done is to pass out a flyer on the event to the neighbors and to use the dumpster you have to have the flyer or have ID that shows you live in the designated area. You still have people trying to take advantage of it, but for the most part it has worked in Concord for decades.

Suzie April 17, 2014 at 1:05 AM

You are right edi, it’s a neighborhood effort. Sorry, but they are far and few between. We’ll get our neighborhood the way it should be

Silva April 17, 2014 at 4:50 AM


Yes it is a wonderful idea. Hopefully soon other cities will get on board. I must be reminded at times that the glass is half full, thanks.

anon April 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Now the hippies have something to pick up on Earf Day.

ZuZupetals April 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Did anyone see the paint and buckets DUMPED on Concord Blvd this morning? DISGRACEFUL!!!!

@Zuzupetals April 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I did.

incoming April 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

You see a lot of this in rural

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