On Thursday at City Hall, Toni Gilardi presented City Councilor Sal LaMattina with a petition to keep overnight trash off the streets.
On the petition are 738 signatures of North End and Waterfront residents supporting “Same day trash pick-up” and proposing that trash never be put out on the street overnight. Residents would then be allowed to place trash on the street from 6:00 am to 9:00am with prompt City collections thereafter. (See Petition Circulating For 6am-9am Trash Drop.)
“We had an overwhelmingly positive response from the North End and Waterfront residents. Residents agree something needs to be done and fast. Our streets are littered with debris from garbage bags sitting out overnight exposed to trash pickers, rodents and weather. We understand this is just the first step, but to do nothing would be criminal,” said Toni Gilardi.
City Councilor Sal LaMattina will be calling for a City Council meeting on the subject in December. The hearing date will be announced and open to the public.