Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How not to throw away trash in DC

So, we have new neighbors. I'm not sure where they are from . . . but we in DC recycle . . . neatly.

For more information on trash/recycling in the District go here.


Jamie said...

That's ridiculous. Leave a note on their front door or talk to them directly. If nothing good happens, and you are absolutely sure they are responsible, call DPW and they will be ticketed.

I say be absolutely sure because I have had trash dumped at the end of my house on more than one occasion. Nothing quite so garbage-pile-tastic, but I've had couches, paint cans, other random crap which I had no choice but to deal with. People just dump stuff sometimes, but based on the sheer volume/randomness of the trash it looks likely to be the occupants.

Benny said...


Since they moved in a day or so before the pile of boxes etc appeared, I was pretty sure they were responsible.

Sometimes random strange trash is exciting...like someone left a stolen car in our alley that caused all kinds of commotion. Alas, a pile of unsorted and recyclable garbage reaching across the alley is not.


Holyoke Home said...

Oh dear.

Perhaps a 'welcome the neighborhood' pie or bouquet,, and then a little conversation about the recycling system.

I always get more with sugar.

Michele said...

Is this a rental property? I hope not!

Where I live, we play a game called "I wonder how long that will sit there". This would be - how long will it sit after the city has been called.

Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many