For Immediate Release
February 25, 2015
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BOSTON - February 25, 2015 - Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Public Works Department will begin removing space savers starting Monday, March 2 during regularly scheduled neighborhood trash collection. Residents should visit: cityofboston.gov/myneighborhood to determine their trash collection day.
“The City of Boston has seen an unprecedented amount of snow in the past month, impacting many aspects of our daily lives, including making parking difficult,” said Mayor Walsh. “If you spend hours digging out your parking space, you should have access to that space for a reasonable time period. I’m asking residents to remain respectful of their neighbors and their property as the process of space saver removal begins, and as we continue to clean up from nearly 8 feet of snow in less than 30 days.”
Since the end of January the primary focus of Public Works has been removing snow and opening up access to city streets. PWD has removed more than 30,000 truck loads of snow during that time, widening roads and eliminating snow piles along major arteries.
Space savers are meant to be used on a short term basis, with 48 hours as a guideline. Mayor Walsh is urging residents to treat their neighbors with respect, and use good judgement on this following a major snow event. Under a pilot program implemented this winter, space savers are not allowed in the South End. The Mayor encourages residents to call the Mayor's Hotline, at 617-635-4500 to report any issues. ###