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Old 10-08-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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So we live in a condo where across the street is Culver City and one block west of us is also Culver City, but we are in Los Angeles.

A few weeks ago someone dumped a couch and table and a half-eaten chicken dinner in the alley. Then another two couches came later (when one sees a pile, they think it's going to get picked up). Now there's a mattress and dresser there as well. This pile keeps growing over the 2 weeks it's been there. So we called the city of LA and they said it is a county issue since we're on the border.

How is this possible? We pay DWP and LA picks up regular trash. We aren't bordering LA county, the nearest county island is Marina Del Rey a mile away. We called the county and a snappy lady told us to call back on Monday, but not this Monday because "Monday is Columbus day and ain't nobody working." We tried to tell her that Columbus day is next Monday, but she was having none of it. She said she wasn't sure if LA county would pick up the mess, but to try again on a weekday.

What a bureaucracy! No wonder no one gets things done or cleaned in this city. We are going to put up signs asking future dumpers to please go over one block south or west so Culver City will handle things.
That should of given you the idea of starting a "dump at night - pick up service dump" service.

Or furniture for sale business.

maybe start a new business for... ok, that's a too good of an idea.

domains bought.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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That should of given you the idea of starting a "dump at night - pick up service dump" service.

Or furniture for sale business.

maybe start a new business for... ok, that's a too good of an idea.

domains bought.
That would be good if it was crap people wanted. But if it was crap people wanted, someone driving by would have picked it up by now. This is old torn and funky stuff.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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This is a City of LA issue. Dealing with the County is actually much easier IME and they tend to get things done quickly and will call you back. I live in unincorporated County area and will call them for illegal dumping and graffiti regularly. Never an issue.

I will also call the City of LA for any issues I see a few blocks away in their territory. There is nothing but passing the buck and delays. You have to be persistent and willing to email and call people higher up the food chain. Another thing to do is to take pictures and post them online to shame them into cleaning it up.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well today it seems someone came and got some of it. One of the three couches is gone (the oldest and ugliest) and the broken table is gone. Still a mattress and two couches. I don't know why a heavy trash pickup would take half of the pile... but they did. So now there's room for more to be dumped and a small pile to invite others to add to it.
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