Watch a short documentary on the problem at 2000 S Watts St. (WARNING: graphic content)
The issue isn't dumpsters; it's big businesses thinking they are above the law
STOP ILLEGAL DUMPSTERS AND NEGLECTED PROPERTIES
When a residential neighborhood is allowed to look like a landfill people treat it that way by dumping more garbage in and around the open dumpsters and vacant buildings. Homeless from Broad St use them as a toilet to urinate and defecate, and drug addicts use them to shoot up, leave their needles, and exchange sex for drugs. Children live and play here!
Sept 4: Rainbow's manager melts down because neighbors asked her to clean up trash around her illegal dumpster
Success! Rite Aid has stopped leaving open trash and crates outside our front doors while Snipes and Rainbow have eliminated illegal dumpsters altogether.
You have to see it to believe that this is E. Passyunk
Trash Takes Precedent Over Wheelchairs
Even if it's enclosed, dumpsters cannot block a public right of way
This dumpster blocks a right of way, is visible to residents, and constantly overflows. The Philly 311 app says this is “currently being investigated.”
Behind the abandoned McDonald's, now owned by USA Vein Clinics
Illegal dumping, drug use, and human urination and defecation are common occurrences behind this neglected building
Trash and human waste behind the USA Vein Clinics-owned building
Residents had to remove this trash behind the vacant McDonalds
Constant trash and trouble behind this neglected building
What to Do?