Friday, September 25, 2009

Trash dumping in the alley at Kenyon and Georgia

The other day my buddy was talking about trash in the alley that runs behind his house -- apparently someone has been dumping old carpets, big trash bags with building supplies in them, construction waste, a toilet, and so on in the alley behind Kenyon just east of Georgia Ave.

He thinks one of the businesses on Kenyon might be doing it, but was wondering what do to do about it?

I suggested calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center (311, or but that doesn't really get to the root of the problem. Any other suggestions?


  1. We have had the same problem here at 14th and Harvard for a long time. I don't think it is a local business in our case. Our suspicions are that they are some haul away services that dump trash around the city in order to avoid paying the fees at the dump.

    Unfortunately, there hasn't been much we can do other than pay for bulk trash removal once per month. It really sucks.

  2. You can call the city, and report illegal dumping. I think they'll take it away then. Alternately, you can call bulk trash removal and have them come and take it away as if you put it there. 311 is the number (city services).

    We have neighbors who are total jerks and dump their bulk trash in our alley on a regular basis. All the have to do is call 311 to arrange for the city to pick it up. They're energetic enough to haul their trash into the alley, but too fucking lazy to pick up a phone and call the city. Blows my mind how stupid and lazy some fuckups are.

    So, the third option open to you is to confront them.


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