ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Public Works department says 404 tons of debris has been removed from a former homeless encampment where more than 700 people lived until they were recently moved to motels and other housing.

The Orange County Register reports the debris included 13,950 needles and 5,279 pounds (2,394 kilograms) of human waste.

The homeless camp once stretched more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) on a trail alongside the Santa Ana River.

County efforts to close the camp were opposed by advocates for the homeless until a federal judge last month supervised a settlement calling for temporary housing.


Information from: The Orange County Register,