Hypodermic needles, broken furniture, old tires — you name it, and chances are it’s been illegally dumped in Vallejo.
In fact, the Vallejo Public Works Department reports that illegal dumping has gotten so out of hand that the one employee assigned to picking up all that trash — a full-time job, believe it or not — occasionally has to call for back up.
“It’s just horrible,” Vallejo Maintenance Superintendent John Cerini said. “It’s having a terrible impact.”
The problem also can be measured in tons. All that garbage piling up in alleyways and fields tips the scale at about 140 tons a year, not including electronics and tires, according to the Public Works Department.
Source; Times Herald