Lawsuit Accuses San Francisco Companies Of Illegal Dumping

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Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Two San Francisco companies have been slapped with a lawsuit claiming they have dumped tons of roofing material on city streets.

According to the City Attorney’s Office, most of the dumping occurred at nine different places in the Bayview-Hunters Point area.

In the lawsuit, New High Protection Roofing and Salvador Trucking were alleged to have cost the city tens of thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

San Francisco Department of Public Works Director Ed Reiskin said there is too much of this going on.

“We pick up 20 million pounds of garbage off the streets of San Francisco every year. We spend $4 million worth of taxpayer dollars,” said Reiskin. “And as a taxpayer, I’d much rather see my taxpayer dollars going to schools, to recreation or to support those San Franciscans in need.”

The lawsuit is seeking at least $500,000 in damages.

The owner of New High Protection Roofing claims to know nothing about the lawsuit and Salvador Trucking is not listed.

Officials at the City Attorney’s Office said a cell phone at one of the dump sites led to the allegations.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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