San Diego

Illegally Dumped Furniture and Trash in North Park Alley Upsets Neighbors

The city receives about 11,000 service requests for illegal dumping every year.

Neighbors are frustrated over the amount of junk that's been illegally tossed throughout alleys in North Park.

Three complaints were filed with the city for one junk-filled alley between Utah and Kansas street on the block between Lincoln and University Avenue. Residents in the area say it's been going on for weeks without any sort of action being taken.

Someone has thrown out old stoves, sinks, cabinets and toilets, along with trash from all their new equipment in an alley, according to the complaints.

A City official told NBC 7 that they receive about 11,000 service requests for illegal dumping every year.

Any dumping of waste whether it is oil, furniture, appliances, trash, litter or landscaping cuttings on City property or private property or any public right-of-way is illegal in San Diego, according to the city.

If you would like to report an illegal dumping, you can submit a request to the city on their website or call the Environmental Services Department at 858-694-7000, or use the City's new "Get It Done App."

The State Assembly has just approved a bill which will allow cities to close streets where an illegal dumping occurs.

In regards to the new legislation, Environmental Services Department Director, Mario Sierra said, "This legislation is currently under review by the city."

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