Citizen complaint of the day: The historic trash on Beacon Hill

Trash on Beacon Hill

Forget the nobs, what about the slobs? A concerned citizen complains about ye olde trashe on Irving Street:

Disgusting trash. 15 Irving Street rents to college kids who constantly put trash out on wrong days and not in secure bags. Rats constantly get into and tear apart their trash.



    Free tagging: 


    Trash lyfe

    I do see that this seems like a small issue but really it is not. Living anywhere in the city the houses are so close that throwing disgusting trash will take a toll on the whole area. Out of the complete downtown area it brings tons of skunks and giant raccoons, as well as rats.
    As an owner/ neighbor to one of these situations, I have taken photos of used tampons and other disgusting trash thrown in the ally and there's no recourse. I know you can go to city hall but in the city where it is house-house-house you really can't and neighbors act clueless BC they are townie and not directly adjacent.

    To cite the obvious, they

    To cite the obvious, they make the complaint so the landlord can be ticketed. They need to do it as often as they can. Trash in the city is a huge deal. Rats are a public health issue. For everyone.


    Historical Solution

    Residents can't leave trash out, but will send the hired girl out with it when the horse drawn trash wagon rolls through and the driver calls.

    Otherwise, Boston could look to other densely populated, tightly packed historic places for possible solutions. Or, maybe, solar compactors that are disguised to look like horse manure depositories?


    The historical solution was

    The historical solution was to incinerate trash onsite. I think we all appreciate our clean air enough to not go back to that. Short of expensive micro waste to energy plants in every neighborhood clean urban disposal by incineration isn't possible.