No Trash/Recycling Pickup on Your Street? You’re Not Alone

Recycling bins await pickup on Centre Street, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Chris Helms

Recycling bins await pickup on Centre Street, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

The epic snow makes it understandably harder for trash and recycling haulers to reach the bins, but some residents are at the end of their patience after as many as four weeks of missed trash or recycling pickups.

A quick look through complaints logged through the city’s Citizens Connect app shows missed pickups on several JP streets:

  • Calvin Road
  • Armstrong Street
  • Barbara Street
  • Clive Street
  • Rockview Street
  • St. John Street
  • Woodlawn Street

And, of course, that’s just the folks who took trouble to complain about it.

If you use a smart phone but don’t already have the Citizens Connect app, you should get it. Here’s how. You can also call the Mayor’s Hotline the old-fashioned way at 617-635-4500 or on the Web at this address.

The city asks that you dig out a spot for your trash (yeah, right, you say) like this:

Example of how the city would like trash/recycling bins to be placed when there's snow.

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Example of how the city would like trash/recycling bins to be placed when there\’s snow.

Not like this:

Example of how the city does not want trash/recycling bins to be placed when there's snow.

City of Boston

Example of how the city does not want trash/recycling bins to be placed when there\’s snow.

This week, trash/recycling pickup is delayed one day because of Presidents’ Day, according to the city’s Web site.