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Homeless shelter to share site with trash hauler under Palo Alto plan

Original post made on Aug 29, 2023

When Palo Alto’s new homeless shelter on San Antonio Road opens in late 2024, its residents will have to share an industrial site with the city's trash hauler, GreenWaste.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 29, 2023 at 9:55 am

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Does this mean that the homeless will have access to the items cleared away by Greenwaste on our clean up days? Perhaps they can earn some money by helping to sort what is reusable and get first pickings on what may be salvagable.

Posted by NTB2
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 29, 2023 at 11:23 pm

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@Bystander. I hope you are being ironic? Or are we back to the Great Depression Era and city hobo camps forced on top of city dumps?

The whole plan for homes for the desperately poor on sea level rise Bayland, a wastewater plant and a city dump ... All for a $1 a year lease. Note the plan is a big stink all the way around.

Posted by Robbie Bosco
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2023 at 8:46 am

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@NTB2...the hobos of yesteryear and today's homeless population are two entirely different entities.

Being a hobo was a self-chosen lifestyle while being homeless is often due to other outside factors.

@Bystander...the only problem with the homeless scavenging at a wastesite is if they misappropriate aluminum and glass recyclables that the garbage company collects to recycle en masse.

Other than that, no problema. In parts of India, hundreds of impoverished people sift through mounds of garbage daily hoping to find something useful. It's kind of like the lottery.

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