The area around CDNews World HQ had been marvelously free of dumped household goods for years. But in the last few weeks we’ve seen a number of abandoned couches suddenly appear on the parking strips.
What surprised us the most was how easy it was to get them cleaned up. All of the parking strips between the sidewalk and the street is city property, and Seattle Public Utilities takes ownership of cleaning up anything that’s dumped there.
Just call SPU’s illegal dumping line at 206-684-7587 and they’ll send a crew out to pick up any dumped items. In our recent experience, they’ve been out there to clean things up within three or four days.