Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Garbage Problem at 48 Wellington Street

The property at 48 Wellington Street has a garbage bin on the south east corner of the property, abutting the Wellington Street sidewalk.

This garbage bin was surrounded by a wood enclosure some years ago.  The enclosure has three fixed sides.  The fourth side faces the sidewalk diagonally and is continually open to the view of the public from the sidewalk and the street beyond the sidewalk.

The following photo shows how the bin and its enclosure looks to pedestrians walking south on the Wellington Street sidewalk.


The following photo shows how the bin and its enclosure looks to pedestrians walking north on the Wellington Street sidewalk.


The enclosure has a two-door gate that, when shut, completely encloses the bin, hiding it from the view of pedestrians on the sidewalk and of motorists in the street.  I have lived in the Wellington Heights neighbourhood since 1991 and have never known that gate to be closed.

Vigilance on the part of the property management is needed to ensure that the gate is kept closed except when garbage is being put into the bin or when the bin is being emptied by waste management trucks.

The Property Standards By-law requires that garbage storage areas be screened from public view. On August 6th, 2013, a complaint about this problem was made to the Town.

A Garbage Problem at 14 Wellington Street

The property at 14 Wellington Street has a garbage bin on the east side of the property.  The front of the bin is very near to and directly faces the Wellington Street sidewalk.

This garbage bin has no surrounding enclosure or planting.  It is continually open to the view of the public from the sidewalk and from the street beyond the sidewalk.

This photograph below shows the placement of the bin on the property and the view of the bin as it appears to pedestrians walking south on the Wellington Street sidewalk.


This photograph shows the view of the bin as it appears to pedestrians walking north on the Wellington Street sidewalk.


This garbage bin needs to be hidden from the view of the public.  In addition, vigilance on the part of the property management is needed to ensure that the lids on the bin are kept closed at all times.

Port Hope's Property Standards By-law requires that garbage storage areas be screened from public view. On August 6th, 2013, a complaint about this problem was made to the Town.