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Garbage Complaints are Piling High in Boston

A shriveled-up Christmas tree long stripped of its holiday ornaments peeked from the side of a towering snowbank in Dorchester.

Beside it, among a sea of garbage bags with paper plates, pizza boxes, and food cans, gift-wrapping paper — presumably used to cover the presents that sat beneath the tree — lay stuffed in one trash bag.

This cross section of weeks-old refuse on Blue Hill Avenue near Creston Street is a not-uncommon sight these days. Across the city, residents say their trash has not been picked up since a barrage of snowstorms hit the city.


Numerous city services have been crippled by the record-breaking snowfall — 99.9 inches so far this year — and trash collection is one that has Bostonians raising a stink.

Continue reading at The Boston Globe

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