Here is another mural at the metal recycling yard in West Oakland featured in the post of the mermaid mural. Also by Bode, Eya, Marley and Toad. Note the recycling symbol on her helmet and her sad face as she contemplates the earth in her hand. Oakland has a comprehensive residential recycling program that significantly reduces the amount of refuse that goes into the landfill. But the dangerous runoff that ends up in the bay is an ongoing worry. Metal recyclers have been cited for violations of excess runoff of aluminum, lead, zinc, copper, nickel, iron, oil and grease. All of this also affects the health of those who live in the area. Maybe that's why she looks so sad. Even best intentions can have unhealthy consequences.