Paint dumped in creeks
Residents can drop off paint for free at 10 local businesses, or by visiting the Household Hazardous Waste Facility near the airport.
Someone’s been dumping open paint cans in Mosher and Potter creeks, east of Stockton. The Stockton East Water District say the cans appear similar and may be coming from the same source.
District General Manager Kevin Kauffman told me he’s aware of four or five dump sites, each containing about 20 cans. Here are two reports filed with Cal EMA.
The San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation has been alerted, and signs are going up in the area.
“I think it’s just careless, not very smart people,” Kauffman said. “It’s a shame. It used to be just couches and mattresses…”
The saddest part is that the county has bolstered efforts to collect unused paint, precisely to avoid this kind of thing.
Ten businesses will accept up to 5 gallons of latex paint from local residents. Or, if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility near the airport. It’s free.
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