That is the question North End resident and business owner, Toni Gilardi, asked when she shared this photo of an overflowing trash barrel on Richmond Street today.
RUFF and MassDOT Team Up to Give a Facelift to Richmond Street “Dog Park”
As part of the Mayor’s Boston Shines event, the Mass Department of Transportation is teaming with RUFF and the Mayor’s office to give the Richmond Street park a facelift. The Mass DOT will be putting down all new ground cover in the park, as well as adding new plantings and fences within the park. Work Read More…
Photo: “Boston Recycles”
Friday at the corner of Salem Street and Bartlett Place. Seriously. There has got to be a better way. (Photo by Mark Bernier)
Groundwater Remediation Scheduled for Richmond Street
Update from the Boston Groundwater Trust: It’s February. The days are getting longer, spring training is only a few weeks away, and we have completed our first round of well readings for the year. The dry weather has had an impact on groundwater levels, with the average level in the core section of wells that Read More…
7 Replies to “Think We Need More Barrels?”
This looks like it’s right across from the park. And yes, we definitely need more trash cans in the neighborhood.
Yes! Yes! Yes! We need many more trash cans I have trash left out on my stoop almost every night – there is not a trash can within two blocks of my place – and that’s even I you know where to look. It’s unbelievable!
appears to be residential use on upper North Streetor responsible owners of very large dogs
Maybe some big bellies would help…
One reason that the barrels fill up so quickly is that certain people routinely use them for household trash. The addition of more barrels has the potential to make it more convenient for this element. In New York, public trash receptacles are posted with the (large) fine for depositing household trash and this is followed up with enforcement. This is an approach worth considering. Otherwise, we will just end up with more overflowing barrels throughout the neighborhood.
There are trash barrels that are covered on top so that household trash can not fit.
Also, the same for recycles. Big Bellies take up a lot of space. There is also a need for more smoke poles.
Cigarette butts are everywhere!
My grandkids and I were counting all the cigarette butts on Hanover St. while we were walking from the fountains and noticed the abundance of these in the street. Yuck! It is disgusting!
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