Dear PoPville – Dumpsters Taking Over Street Parking Spots

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm 50 Comments


Dear PoPville,

We have some flippers renovating houses on our block with dumpsters for the trash. I came home tonight to find a note on the windshield of my car parked about 10 feet in front of the car (attached), threatening me with towing if I didn’t stop “blocking” the dumpster.

I’ve also attached pictures of how my car is parked. Given that I’m parked at least 10 feet in front of it, I’m not too clear on how I’m “blocking” it. Note that the tree in between has no no-parking sign on it (it used to).

I’d be perfectly happy to move my car except they haven’t specified how far away it needs to be so I’m flummoxed as to where to put it. What exactly counts as “blocking” a dumpster? How am I supposed to know what counts as “blocking” a dumpster without emergency no parking signs up? Why should my car be towed when, as far as I can tell, it is parked perfectly legally?



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