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Patch Watch: Trash at Jones Road Trail Entrance

A sign telling trail users that there are no garbage cans at the gate of the Jones Road Trail is not deterrent enough for litterbugs.

Empty beverage cans, disposable coffee cups, lots of dog poop baggies and other garbage are being illegally dumped at the entrance of the Jones Road Trail in southeast Los Gatos.

The irony of it all is that the offenders are discarding their rubbish right under a sign that tells them that no trashcans are provided and to pack their garbage out.

The garbage has been left lying beside the chain-link fence where the gate to the trail's entrance is located.

To access the trail, one must go beyond the fence to inside the park where the small piles catch one by surprise.

LOCATION: Novitiate Park, at the end of Jones Road where entrance to Jones Road Trail is located, 259 Jones Rd. in Los Gatos.

PROBLEM: Garbage is being dumped at entrance of trailhead near the chain-link fence.

RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department, 408-399-5770, or email department director Todd Capurso at tcapurso@losgatosca.gov.

DATE REPORTED: July 11

DAYS ON WATCH: 7

Jesse Ducker July 17, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I can't believe it's that hard for some people to pack their trash out. Just bring an extra bag and put it in there until you get to a trash can. Not that hard.
Sandra Vaurs July 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM
A very good idea. How can we get this done? I am sure that the residents on Jones Rd would love to see fewer cars parked along their street too.
Maria Ristow July 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I'll take foot traffic over car traffic any day.
Maria Ristow July 19, 2012 at 01:02 AM
This is a terrible situation. I am mostly dismayed at the trash droppers! Yes, there used to be trash can which were discontinued. Then some nice people started putting trash bags along the fence. Now that the trash bags are gone, some incredibly selfish and lazy people are leaving their trash along the fence. People, if you can't carry your trash another few blocks, stay home!!!!! Of course, as Ar pointed out, the people who need to read this won't. :(

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