Citizen complaint of the day: The jerk on Myrtle Street


A peeved citizen on Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill complains:

Resident from down the street put computers out in trash, sanitation dept put a note on them informing the resident they could not be disposed in street trash. Resident carried them up the street five houses crossed the street and put them in this tree pit. Resident is a jerk.

The city marks the case closed, says the monitors have been removed. Other residents of the non-jerk variety on Myrtle Street and, indeed, across Boston, can call the DPW to schedule curbside pickup of old monitors and TVs at 617-635-4500.



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    You shouldn't have to

    If Sanitation can put a sticker on it, then they can notify HQ that there are electronics that need picking up.

    We can't even get people to use a proper trash bag - now we expect every to know they need to treat electronics differently?

    Thank you!

    Exactly - I understand why TVs and monitors have to be picked up by a specialized crew, but I don't see why the regular collectors can't flag these items and file a request to send out the right crew. In my neighborhood lots of people throw out TVs and monitors as part of moving-out purges, so there's nobody left to take responsibility for getting the items removed properly.


    Why? Because they are transient residents with no stake in the neighborhood, no sense of citizenship, and no sense of responsibility to strangers.

    But also because the city does nothing to educate them about the right thing to do.

    Don't discriminate

    Has nothing to do with transients. We have people in million dollar condos that put their trash out poorly as well.

    I don't understand why the City

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    can't take the time to do the right thing. Like have designated TV and monitor pickup days a couple of times a month.

    At least Boston has curbside pickup

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    for TVs and monitors - most communities in Massachusetts make you haul them to a special collection site that's only open two or three times a year.


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    I see at least one a week, I have a whole Facebook album, my friends think I am nuts.