Hwy 580 - SW University Encampment
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About this Spot
Southwest corner including both the eyebrow, and the eye.
It's best to join an organized cleanup, before working solo in this area
Most of the litter is abandoned campsites, and waste middens from the camps themselves. Trash also blows in from the highway. Dumping, usually construction waste, is also common in this area.
Useful items like wood, poles or other building materials, should be left, or stacked at the edge of trash piles so they can be recovered.
Most active camps have collections of clothes or parts that may appear to be trash, but are still prized. Litter is often mixed in with these collections.
When working near an active camp, talk to residents to get guidance about what can be taken away.
Avoid cleaning active campsites unless you talk to the residents and get guidance from residents about what can be taken away. Potentially needles around homeless campsites.
Hazards & Safety
It's best to join an organized cleanup, before working solo in this area.
• Very fast traffic along Frontage Road
• Fast moving bikes on paths
• University/Frontage intersection can be extremely busy and confusing for drivers.
• Stay off offramp and highway, stay off highway paved areas and at least 12' from moving traffic at all times. • Lots of needles in this area.
Getting There & Parking
Park at Seabreeze Parking lot.
Small amounts place in the City of Berkeley Dumpster Northwest from this encampment.
Large amounts Should be staged in piles near the clover-leaf, and away from the highway so that they can easily be removed using a bobcat loader.
Caltrans removes trash piles on the first full work week of the month.
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