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Another trash site in Redding, how RPD is stepping up to help

The site sits in between a commercial area and neighborhood, near Lake View Blvd and Oasis Rd.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 7:23 PM
Updated: Feb 18, 2020 7:28 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Trash is piling up where homeless people camp at a greenway in north Redding. 

The site sits in between a commercial area and neighborhood, near Lake View Blvd and Oasis Rd. 

Action News Now spoke to people in the area about how they feel about seeing trash sites popping up around the city.

" I think they’re degrading, I think it’s disgusting, it’s putting down Redding so bad," says Debbie, who lives in Redding. "It's pathetic, it's unbelievable the trash."

"I think it's bad that they don't keep it clean in Redding," says Cody Solso, who lives in Redding." There's a bunch of trash already."

Action News Now spoke to a man who owns a business near the site and he says it's not the first time that the area has been used as a dumping ground. Other people blame the homeless for the problem. 

"The homeless are the homeless," says one man who lives near the site. " Wherever they’re going to be, they're just going to move  from one spot to the other."

The Redding Police Department says it gets more than 15 reports a day about illegal camps and trash sites around the city which prompts them to do daily cleanups, in order to keep Redding clean. 

"We’re definitely trying to get a handle on it," says Cpl. Timothy Renault of the Redding Police Department." I think it’s a good thing that the department and the city have heard the community's concern that we are putting more resources at it."

The Redding Police Department has a tool on its website where people can report things such as graffiti or illegal camps. 

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