City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers have been cracking down heavily all week on improper trash and recycling disposal in East Boston.

On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in Eagle Hill.

“Please be alert in the coming weeks and make sure that everyone is informed and educated on the City’s trash regulations,” said City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Just because enforcement hasn’t been as heavy as it was this week doesn’t mean that regulations weren’t already in place. If your area of the neighborhood wasn’t cited that doesn’t mean it won’t be targeted in the coming weeks.”

Last week five code enforcement officers handed out almost 400 tickets in the Jeffries Point and Maverick Square areas and they will continue to have a presence not only in Eastie but citywide as well said LaMattina.

LaMattina said the city would have a zero tolerance policy going forward and trash to either be put out in barrels or in a heavy two-ply trash bags.

A few months back NOAH’s Community Building and Environment (CBE) Director Chris Marchi and his crew East Boston youth workers that focus on environmental issues in the neighborhood started a new initiative to help curb litter in East Boston.

Marchi and one of his workers Sebastian Londono explained during their work they found that litter and trash is still on the minds of a lot of East Bostonians.

In conjunction with the city, Marchi started pilot program to begin an enforcement campaign on proper trash put out on trash day.

5 comments for “City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

  1. Craig Brom
    May 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    And 380 of those tickets were for mattresses and boxsprings. ZING!

  2. DonnieBoston
    May 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    How about every resident be required to have trash barrels which is where all trash belongs??/ Simple enough???

  3. Anne
    June 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This is great and all but it doesn’t take into account the fact that a certain demographic will bring their garbage to other locations (in front of other people’s homes) and leave it there. The city tickets the house the garbage is in front of. This happens ALL THE TIME. My last condo got a $1k ticket once for multiple bags of roofing tiles out front. Clearly, our roof had not been worked on. I have watched people dump their garbage in various locations. This ticket campaign wont solve the problem, but the city just wants money so they don’t care.

  4. paula s.
    June 25, 2014 at 4:51 am


  5. paula s.
    June 25, 2014 at 5:09 am

    My landlord is a slumlord he has been cited 4 times in the past month. He is good for at least 1 ticket a week .He actually told his tenants we have to keep our trash on our back porch which has caused rodents.the area of Chelsea street ,call Abdalla , trashboat.

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