Trash Removal

Re “On the Lookout for Illegal Dumpers,” May 15: The public can help the city fight illegal dumping by doing what I do. I carry a notepad in my van and whenever I see illegally dumped trash, I write down the address and a description of the trash. When I get home, I go onto the Bureau of Street Services Web site ( and file an e-mail service request. Within three or four days the mess has been cleaned up. Those without a computer can do the same thing by phone by calling the city’s new 311 line. Either way, the system works well and helps keep our city clean.

Kelly Saulie

Harbor City