Keep your suburban white trash out of Boston

The Herald reports cheapskates from leafy suburbs like Milton are avoiding their towns' garbage-pickup fees by tossing their tony trash in Dumpsters and vacant lots in Boston. The Herald writes that City Councilor Rob Consalvo wants the city to install motion detectors in key trouble spots - such as behind the strip mall on American Legion Highway in Roslindale - that would emit stern beeps at people attempting to drop off trash after hours and take their photos.

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Why warn them?

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I like the camera idea - it sounds like they will be able to capture the license plates & fine the dumpers, but why would they want to warn them with the beeping?

Now if I could just get one of those cameras for my neighbors who don't think the rules about cleaning up after their dogs apply to them.

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Whenever towns go to

Whenever towns go to pay-by-unit trash pickup, you get dumping. I have to question whether the dumping going on at the American Legion Hwy plaza is coming from the suburbs. More likely contractors of locals.

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It gets pretty bad in the

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It gets pretty bad in the Fenway during RedSox games. People dump tires, pool chemicals, construction debris from DIY jobs, etc into buildings' dumpsters instead of making the extra trip to their local dump. Any building with a dumpster really close the end of an alley is all but guaranteed to be overflowing with everyone but theirs' garbage. Not fun for the neighborhood that then has to pay extra in overflow fines, or for additional pickups, because jerks can't be bothered to drive to their own waste disposal facilities.

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This is why NYC has

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This is why NYC has Sanitation Police...

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Hate the tax, sure but dumping on Boston is evil

Yeah, everyone's looking for an angle here in Milton. One guy on my block tosses a trash bag into his car trunk most mornings, then heads off to work. He's got something figured out.

Others tell me they don't bother with the stickers, and roll the dice. Until a recent crackdown, my friends tell me, Waste Management took it away -- sticker or no.

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