A vigilant citizen reports that that is, indeed, a giant pile of trash outside 581 Mass. Ave. this morning.
Someone roams the south end/Roxbury on Sundays looking for trash that's been placed out. Every freaking week this happens. Trash pickup for the area is Monday morning (and Thursdays).
There's plenty of things that need attention in the area, but a pile of trash left out for pickup isn't high on the list.
isn't, but a mountain is. It's not the cities responsibility to deal with this and remove it. If the guy has that much to throw out, he needs to do what normal people do and rent a dumpster.
ISD needs to come down hard and fine the landlord and tenant here.
If it's the designated trash day, then there's no violation. Boston allows people to put out pretty much any amount of furniture, clothing, etc. as long as it isn't totally unfeasible that it came from a residence (like, I think they would mark a pile of 300 identical chairs or something as not residential waste).
It's ridiculous that Boston allows people to put perfectly usable huge items of furniture and clothing in the trash instead of making people put on their grown-up pants and call a donation place. I don't want my tax dollars going toward disposing of huge pieces of furniture so that people can be wasteful and lazy. (Especially considering that we use tax dollars to provide new furniture for a number of housing programs and so forth when there isn't always enough at thrift stores and things because people throw away perfectly usable things.)
When I realized I didn't want anything from my old apt I looked at the city website and learned that almost everything was perfectly acceptable to put out for trash. It looks awful and takes up a lot of sidewalk space, but why shouldn't I if the city explicitly says I am allowed? I suppose this is what I pay the high rent for!
And your neighbors' rents are just as high and I'm sure they think you kind of suck as a neighbor for trashing the sidewalk everyone needs to use. No class.
I followed the website guidelines And no, I don't consider myself classy really but I didn't try to ruffle feathers, put it all out in the morning, workers took it away. My apologies for that, I guess?
Good thing, since they're among the things you're not supposed to put out. Also: TV sets (although you can schedule a pickup for these) and, for some reason, bricks. Old patio chairs are, however, OK!
Bricks aren't allowed since they're considered construction materials. Any contractor doing work in a building has to dispose of the materials privately for whatever reason.
Trash is picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays in this area. They should be ticketed.
While these big piles of trash are a problem for the neighborhood, where are those who are moving supposed to put their garbage if their building doesn't have a dumpster because they use municipal trash services?
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Yeah, people would bitch about a couple of them on the sidewalk, but you can get them picked up quite quickly.
If you have THAT much trash, almost anywhere else you rent a dumpster. They're not that expensive.
Plus, you can even plop it right outside the front door. Just need to alert city hall and get the proper no parking signage.
Anybody who whines about this is a slice of white wonder bread. This is a classic time honored city tradition. I once furnished a whole studio apartment, minus futon, with perfectly decent stuff people had left out on the curb. Some people make a nice piece of $ picking this stuff up, fixing it if it needs fixing, and re-selling.
PLEASE stop trying to turn us into Disneyworld.
the reason buildings get bedbugs
You think I didn't check for bedbugs? If there were any question, I wouldn't take it. And I've NEVER had bedbugs.