Good job citizen! Now if you can repeat that for everyone who uses trader joes or whole food paper bags as trash bags even on rainy and windy days that make a mess of the entire area that would be great.
Originally Posted by eobrien
Just an update in case anyone is curious. Called 311 today and am happy to report the Streets Dept issued a code violation to the owner. Hopefully these things are properly screened in the very near future. I will probably give it two more weeks of inactivity before following up -- not sure how much time the Streets Dept allows before issuing a repeat citation.
I have a picture I took from my car last Saturday and they were back to their usual slop. Will upload a little later.
My main takeaway from this experience (to this point), is that the 311 service was a worthwhile undertaking for the city. It is very reassuring to have a case number to refer to instead of starting back at square one each call.
I used to live in this building. Two things.
- A lot of times it's tenants overfilling the dumpsters, especially when moving out.
- I'm pretty sure that they do offer recycling, but that you have to carry it down to the basement, rather than put it with the rest of the trash on each floor.
That said, yes those dumpsters are gross and some fencing would go a long way.
Also 311 is awesome. I hope that someday they go back to the extended hours they used to have.
Thanks for the info. I made that assumption on the recycling because I did not see any segregation in the dumpsters themselves, and the PMC-managed building I used to live in did not even feign interest in recycling. Just out of curiosity, were they the management company when you lived there? Also, can any current residents speak to whether or not recycling services are still offered today?
Originally Posted by 6enny
A side note on recycling in general -- I was just in Beaumont, Texas on business and the 'city' did not have recycling services at all. If you want to recycle there, you have to make a special trip to an independent company. I was dumbfounded and it really made me appreciate the services we do have here.
I was there 2009 to 2010. No idea who was in charge.
Also, I have no proof that they actually did anything with the recycled items that were put in the basement, and there were only 3 large cans (typically overflowing) for the entire building.
Agree that Philly's recycling is great, especially the fact that they seem to take just about everything.
blue recyling bins are located on each floor in the trash room now.
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