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Clean up advice?

So we recently looked behind our townhome complex on 22nd Ave S btwn E Yesler Way & Main St and noticed some jerks dumped a few items on the sidewalk like a set of truck tires and an ugly orange couch (who does that?!).  Both items are very unsightly and not quite sure how to go about removing them.  It’s not directly in front of or on anyone’s property so I’m concerned it’ll just stay there unless someone speaks up, or possibly get even worse by attracting more illegal dumping.  Anyone have any tips how to address this type of thing?  Would the city be inclined to take care of it since it’s blocking public walking space?

Side note – I suspect those idiots dumped their crap there because that little corner on 22nd right before Yesler is just overrun w/ some crazy looking weeds and bushes, so perhaps they thought no one would care?  However, we’ve been meaning to call the city and ask who should take care of that area because I checked w/ our neighbors and that is section not on any of our property lines. Technically it’s the city’s land and we’re not sure exactly who or which department we should talk to.  If anyone has any advice on that as well, we’d greatly appreciate it. 

Thanks in advance! Hopefully we can get that street looking more presentable and walkable for the warmer outdoorsy season.

0 thoughts on “Clean up advice?

  1. The City phone number for problems of this sort is (206) 684-7587. If for some reason they don’t include sidewalks in their area of responsibility (but I think they do), they could give you a better reference number.

  2. helpful phone numbers are listed in Reviews, the first listing 0123 City of Seattle.

    If the overgrown bit of land is the planting/parking strip outside of the sidewalk, it is City property and the adjacent private property owners are supposed to maintain it. I can’t quite envision it from the description, so I may be way off base. It happens. :)