The City of San Francisco is trying to identify who illegally left toxic roofing materials in a street in the city’s Bayview District. A large pile of trash bags containing about 12 tons of shingles and other roofing materials was discovered on Arelious Walker Drive near Egbert Avenue early Thursday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. “We know it happened between midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday,” department spokeswoman Christine Falvey said. The materials, which blocked an entire lane of traffic, have since been removed, Falvey said. The area is near Candlestick Park and a children’s playground, Falvey said. It’s not far from a city dump operated by Recology at 501 Tunnel Ave., where such materials can be safely and legally disposed of. The public disposal and recycling company weighs materials and charges a fee to safely dispose of them. “They either didn’t know or didn’t care,” Falvey said of the culprits. It’s believed the materials came from a home in San Francisco or a nearby city. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.
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