If you haven’t heard by now you must be under a pile of trash. We have a serious issue that needs our immediate attention.
Our city streets are littered with trash. The problem is real and can be attributed to:
- trash allowed on the streets overnight,
- trash pickers ripping garbage bags open,
- rodents gnawing and feasting, and
- collectors flinging open bags onto the trucks.
We can also point fingers at transient renters who just don’t care and absentee landlords who are not providing their tenants with the trash rules and regs. Okay, I can go on and on as we all have for 20 years.
But enough is enough! The definition of insanity is to repeat the same action over and over and expect a different outcome. So let’s try something new!
We have an unique opportunity in the next couple of weeks to let our City officials know of our dissatisfaction on this issue. The North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, South End, Chinatown are unified for the first time in our City’s history on this subject. We also have a solution which is a totally DIFFERENT approach and will serve the needs of all these neighborhoods.
“Same Day Trash Pick-Up”
Residents will be allowed to put their trash on the Street from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. only, with trash collection beginning promptly after 9 a.m.
This may not be the perfect solution but it elevates 70% of the issues mentioned and it is a start!
Please help us in our fight to keep our precious neighborhood clean.
Join us on March 3rd, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, City Council Chambers on the 5th Floor
(View the hearing notice and how to testify or comment).
We need all the support we can get.
By the way, take a look at the STATE SANITATION CODE below. Shocked?