Washington, DC

“Dear PoP,

What are the regulations about leaving old furniture/ large items on the curb? There has been a couch in front of an apartment building on my street for at least 2 months. I would think the owners are responsible but given that it is a complex, I doubt that anyone is going to own up to it. but are there any citations that can be issued or anything of that nature?”

This is a good news bad news situation. Calling 311 and/or using the city’s service center online and reporting an illegal dumping usually gets these items picked up within a week or two. Unfortunately it is very difficult to catch the people who commit the illegal dumping.


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