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San Francisco Public Works Removes Massive Amount of Trash, Needles from Homeless Camps

In just one week, San Francisco Public Works has removed 53,100 pounds of trash and 3,295 used syringes from six encampment sites.

In just one week, San Francisco Public Works has removed 53,100 pounds of trash and 3,295 used syringes from six encampment sites. Public Works is now working with other city agencies to find the best way to clean up other encampment sites.

San Francisco Chronicle has more details:

With homeless camps once again sprawling across sidewalks and vacant lots, San Francisco’s Public Works director has taken it upon himself to sidestep the city’s much-publicized system of coordinated agency response and is preemptively cleaning out the most dystopian tent encampments.

What city crews are finding is startling.

Read the full story here.

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