In the summer heat and humidity, the smell of trash can really get bad in the city and especially in the densely populated North End. Residents often see these trails of “gunk” in the middle of the street. Mark B. shares this photo from Salem Street and cites the commercial pickup truck companies as a big part of the problem.
“Welcome to Boston’s Little Italy” where commercial garbage collection trucks have joined in the vomiting fun, leaving several piles of this all the way down Salem St. multiple times in the last couple of weeks.
Seriously – How do we stop this? The whole street smells like a garbage dump all the time now. You can’t walk down the street at any time of day or day of the week, without getting assaulted by this horrible, horrible smell at several spots.
In a follow-up, he tells us that these vomit-like trails are not from Capitol, the company that picks up the residential trash for the City. Instead, he has seen them left by JRM which does a lot of the commercial hauling in the overnight hours.