What a waste

We reported Saturday that people are still illegally disposing of paint in rural parts of San Joaquin County, despite programs that make it easier than ever to do it right.

For a taste of what officials have been dealing with, read this brief one-page report summarizing one of the most egregious paint dumping cases last year.

Granted, most of them aren’t that bad.

Still, adding up reports such as these, I estimated the quantity of paint dumped last year alone at close to 500 gallons — perhaps more. That’s enough, very roughly, to paint the walls of 500 standard 10-by-12 foot bedrooms.

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