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'''Sunset Scavenger's Tunnel Road solid waste disposal facility, a.k.a. "The Dump," is adjacent to Little Hollywood, Highway 101, and the [[San Francisco's Trash|toxic waste sites]] in the landfill covering the northern end of what was once [[Vis Valley|  Brisbane Lagoon]].'''
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'''Sunset Scavenger (now Recology)'s Tunnel Road solid waste disposal facility, a.k.a. "The Dump," is adjacent to Little Hollywood, Highway 101, and the [[San Francisco's Trash|toxic waste sites]] in the landfill covering the northern end of what was once [[Vis Valley|  Brisbane Lagoon]].'''
  
 
''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
 
''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
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'''Same view—of Tunnel Road solid waste disposal facility—taken June 2020.'''
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''Photo: Ryan Kuang''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:34, 2 July 2020

Unfinished History

Excelvis$the-dump.jpg

Sunset Scavenger (now Recology)'s Tunnel Road solid waste disposal facility, a.k.a. "The Dump," is adjacent to Little Hollywood, Highway 101, and the toxic waste sites in the landfill covering the northern end of what was once Brisbane Lagoon.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Recology Tunnel Road no car june 2020 792p.jpg

Same view—of Tunnel Road solid waste disposal facility—taken June 2020.

Photo: Ryan Kuang

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Oscar Grande, PODER environmental justice organizer, describes the decade-long process of bringing a new sensibility to the Excelsior and surrounding neighborhoods.

Video: Shaping San Francisco, 2011

Strikers-at-gate-of-sunset-scavenger-tunnel-rd-1941.jpg

A 2-day 1940 strike put a picket line in front of the dump. The strike ended on Friday, September 13, 1940, when strikers, represented by the Construction and General Laborers' Union, and employers, primarily the Easley & Brassy subcontractor, agreed to a 50 cents/day raise to $6.50 per day. At the strike's conclusion, 2000 tons of garbage were piled up in every available scavenger's truck, and 78 railway cars at 6th and 16th Streets (in today's Mission Bay). At the San Mateo county dump site in Brisbane Lagoon (behind the men in the photo above), 32 railway cars filled to the brim remained untouched after two days. (San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, September 14, 1940)

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

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