The " What If " Trash Plan
- We don't have a transfer station in Oakland ... San Leandro and/or Berkeley are the closest transfer stations
Fees are high and people don't travel to transfer stations to dump bulky or excess trash
Many people are unaware of the annual free bulky pickup included in their Waste Management contract
- We need more convenient transfer station options for Oaklanders
What if we could?
- Establish temporary transfer stations in targeted areas ... like West Oakland
Put bulky pickup information stickers on every Waste Management bin distributed to properties in Oakland
Sponsor a free used tire dropoff that would be taken to the Alameda County HazMat Disposal site - they currently have a limit of 15 gallons per trip
Temporary transfer stations could be:
- Located on Under Freeway Caltrans property or City owned land
Secured and "manned" ... an employment opportunity? ... for unsheltered folks?
Open on weekends in addition to or in lieu of weekdays
Provided as an experiment ... see how it works for 3-6 months ... find out from DPW if it cuts down on dumping
For residents of a specific area ... residents could receive a voucher for their entitled annual bulky pickup