I took a look in the gutter in my block the other day. One of my neighbor’s had a guy working on their HVAC system and the guy accidentally spilled the fuel oil tank that he was taking out. Me and the other neighbor’s got involved a bit to try to keep our local (and greater) environment clean as possible.
The EPA came out also to check it all out. While he was poking around I got a chance to see into the storm sewer collection inlet. It doesn’t look great, but it was kind of what I was expecting. DPW doesn’t help much with this because they spill almost as much trash onto the alley as they pick up twice every week. They make a mess, but that is how the city’s trash is collected. In the future we may have other methods. I do know the bum that drinks the MD 20’s though, I will tell him to dispose of his bottles properly next time I see him.