Roofers admit to illegal dumping in Bayview 

A roofing company will be prosecuted after its staff confessed to illegally dumping tons of its decrepit and toxic leftovers on Bayview streets, costing The City thousands of dollars to remove.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera will make the announcement at a news conference Tuesday, after a long, joint investigation with the Department of Public Works and Bayview Police Station.

City officials will also propose a law that will do two things: Require that roofers provide a receipt showing they disposed of roofing properly when they apply for another permit, and also create a local law that would require roofers pay for their own cleanup. Right now The City has to rely on state laws.

A second company in the Sunset neighborhood has also been monitored throughout the investigation and may be subpoenaed.

The announcement will come after fifteen tons — six truckloads — was dumped at two different places in October, costing The City close to between $5,000 and $8,000 to clean.

It sparked DPW’s citywide effort that offered a reward of $1,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

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