Another Load Of Mattresses, Box Springs Left In Popular Contra Costa County Dumping Spot

May 24, 2018 16:05 pm · 22 comments

Another litterbug unloaded a large load of mattresses and box springs in a popular Contra Costa County dumping spot.

Trash and unwanted items are unloaded almost daily on McEwen Rd. in Martinez.

Thanks to Brenda Stokes for the photo.

Roscoe May 24, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Everybody just relax. That’s the new CCCounty Homeless Shelter. Central County didn’t want it, West County didn’t want it, so they compromised.

Anon May 24, 2018 at 4:43 PM

I hate to reward this behavior but if you want to stop it lower the cost to dump mattresses and box springs or require licensed haulers and stop using the guys with pickup trucks lined with plywood to haul your junk.

Anon May 24, 2018 at 6:24 PM

Since 2015 there is free mattress recycling in California because of a fee of around $10 you pay on your mattress purchase. Unfortunately there are NO mattress recycling centers in Contra Costa county.

Anon May 24, 2018 at 6:28 PM

Mattress recycling is free in California paid for by a $10 fee you pay on your purchase. Unfortunately there are no recycling centers in CoCo County

concord ygnacio May 24, 2018 at 7:56 PM

There’s a lot not in CoCo County. For example, we are the only CA county with a population over 1,000,000 without a UC or CSU campus.

NoMoreFreeRide May 24, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Why can’t the CPD just hide a camera and get vehicle information?

Concordian May 25, 2018 at 7:49 AM

Great question…would love to see a response by CPD as to why they don’t plant them at notorious dumping spots…seems so simple.

Cellophane May 24, 2018 at 4:55 PM

I was watching, just today, an internet video of “fly tippers” in the UK.

A tow truck driver saw some immigrants dumping trash in a farmers field and gave them a good scolding while making them pick up all the stuff they tossed.

Fun video.

Wouldn’t dare scold anyone for dumping here, might get shot.

John May 24, 2018 at 7:12 PM

I know who concord can call to have those mattresses
Removed and the company name is A&j hauling

Rt May 24, 2018 at 7:36 PM

That’s why we need concealed carry permits

Someone else May 24, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Cmon, we used to burn our old mattresses right off of a field next to highway 4 by the cement grinder company on Arnold.. We’d have a beer party and did it once a month for anyone who wanted to get rid of stuff.

Bad Nombre May 25, 2018 at 7:11 AM

Hmmm …. Burning “Man”tress

rich May 24, 2018 at 6:35 PM

Seems like some DNA samples could fix this

Notyouraverage May 24, 2018 at 7:54 PM

If you go willow pass concord a China gabinete is laying in the middle of the road glass is shattered.

EYESORE😞 May 25, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Wonder why I don’t see this type of YUCK in towns like Lafayette, Blackhawk and Danville. I expect to see this in towns such as Richmond, Pittsburg and Antioch. City officials around here need to throw on a hazmat suit and get to work. Grateful I’m just passing through. Good luck California.

R May 25, 2018 at 8:43 AM

A daily event and law enforcement can’t prevent this? That’s what surveillance cameras are for.

Sickofthis May 25, 2018 at 8:55 AM

And we wonder why the planet is going to heck in a hand basket. These lowlifes who pretend to be legitimate rubbish dumpers are trashing our environment and backyard. I agree, put a couple of cameras out there high up so no one can smash them and catch the buggers and when you do make them do 6 months of cleaning up highways.

Mike May 25, 2018 at 9:14 AM

Unfortunately for McEwen Road ( the way into Port Costa ) this is nothing new. There is not only illegal dumping being done right off the Exit from Highway 4, with projection tv’s being dumped, beds, box springs, etc…. but also car tires and wheels further down the road as you head towards Port Costa.

But lately, I’ve seen this same kind of “activity” closer to home here in the Clayton/Concord area.

I’ve spoken to CC County Public Works and believe it or not they have a budget of $1.0 million dollars devoted to this kind of ongoing clean-up…. and that is up from $500,000 from just a few years ago.

FO May 25, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Too difficult to get rid of mattresses

Marshall T May 25, 2018 at 11:52 AM

NASCAR has mandated safer-barriers…..these are and always have been located throughout contra costa. Marsh Creek and Bailey Road are the best areas!

Citizen May 25, 2018 at 1:18 PM

With all this talk of recycling and our resources, we must have a mattress recycle center. Ridicules that we do not. WE pay for the recycle fee when we purchase our mattresses. More corruption.

The Mamba May 25, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Scumbag haulers keeping that dump money instead of doing the job right. Hope Karma bites them in the behind.

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