There is a fairly large static-looking trash pile located at 26th St. & Kirkham in West Oakland.
The trash pile includes a mix of useful things (5 gallon buckets, plastic crates, clothes, wire hangers, wood, car and bike tires, furniture, etc.) and undesirable things (gross liquidy things).
We need more trash pile areas that are helpfully separated into "gross stuff" and "useful stuff" regions. Maybe some handpainted signs would help.
As of 9/28/13, the pile appears to have been removed with only a tiny pile remaining :(. Perhaps this is the seedling of a new pile?
6/8/14: A new pile emerges from the ashes of the old (see photo below).
Useful things made from this pile:
I used some wire hangers I found here in September 2013 to build a bicycle saddle bag.