A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.
Since I'm NOT moving on Monday, I get to go out for Chinese, right? :)
Cat litter is disgusting. This is just… overwhelming.
almost entirely of stuff people had thrown out. Pretty much everything except a convertable couch and lazyboy chair. Never had any problem with bugs or anything like that. People throw out a lot if good shit.
Nasty and selfish! You could have brought bed bugs into the building which would have caused a problem for everyone. You got lucky this time.
Looks like someone had a fit and threw everything out the window in rage.
I have to give props to this group. It's clear they left the furniture on their landlord's private property, instead of at the curb.
I still think they should just install a dumpster at every corner from August 30-September 2. It would be easier.
That stuff looks like its about a yeah old ill b by with my pick up..thanks universalhub
Shouldn't the landlord have some responsibility for the mess his/her tenants make? Stupid question, I guess, given some of the landlords around here.
had the solution.
The expectation that the garbage men will pick up all the trash you place on the curb contributes to the issue. Every other part of the country I've ever lived in limits the amount of trash each dwelling can dispose of each week, otherwise fines and fees are imposed based on the excess volume. As a result, both tenants and landlords are much more careful about the expectations around extra junk that doesn't fit in the trash cans/dumpsters. I would bet that Allston Christmas likely costs Boston many hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra trash fees each year. Such a waste since much of this stuff isn't really junk and could be re-used or Craigslisted. Those moving are just too busy/lazy to dispose of it properly.
Klaus: Every year at this time Mayor Menino would bumble, "blublublub...colleges need to pay theyah faiah shaiah....blublublub..."
And he would always back down. Because BU owns almost all of Comm Ave from Kenmore to Packard's Corner and the huge influx of students tends to pump money into the local economy. So he would just back down. The extra trucks do cost more. The extra costs on the landlords as well to have trash hauled away in full dumpsters maybe calling twice due to over filling. Anytime I left an apartment, I would donate everything I wasn't going to bring with me. But many of these kids, they are leaving the state and could care less. Not to mention the abandoned house pets.
.. of just setting up shop in the area as an opportunity for the city to introduce itself in a helpful way will work out.
I saw a Boston Inno photo gallery of Mumbles Allston photo ops over the years and it did resemble useless posturing without much substance.
In Somerville, I remember having to buy tags to get larger items picked up by the DPW.
I really must dig out a photo of the day 14 years ago my wife and I moved into our Brighton apartment. Got there with the truck and movers only to discover the previous tenants had moved out - leaving an apartment full of furniture behind!
Merry Christmas, indeed! Little so-and-so's couldn't even be bothered to dump stuff on the sidewalk. We had to stack all their junk in the living room so our movers had room to bring stuff in. It stayed there a few hours or until next day when our embarrassed landlord (guy who owned the unit) had his real estate agent (who had pronounced it "all set to move in") bring a couple of guys and carry all the stuff out. Lengthened our move-in/unpacking by a couple of days because I had to move (by myself) all the rest of our stuff that had been piled on each other in the wrong room to their final places.
The couches of Alston Christmas, after dark. Pics w/ black light.
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