The city council next week considers a request from Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) for a hearing on what to do about Globe Direct's unceasing efforts to coat the entire city in advertising circulars.
He says the way the circulars are befouling local streets may violate city ordinances in general and on the prevention of newspaper litter in particular and notes that the Globe subsidiary recently reached an agreement with Cambridge to knock it off - and actually comply with resident requests to stop delivery of the things.
The council will take up the request at its regular Wednesday meeting, which begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall. If the council agrees, the issue will be referred to a council committee, which will then schedule the hearing.
In the meantime, the Better Business Bureau has a Globe Direct complaint form.