That’s what we found late this morning when we went back to the north end of SW Marginal Place, just west of the low bridge. It’s the same spot where, as we showed you yesterday afternoon, an RV had left behind this pile of junk including syringes and broken glass on the road and sidewalk, blocking the SW Charlestown stairway from Pigeon Point. We took the next photo on our second visit yesterday afternoon, around 5 pm, after the pile had been condensed a bit, and cordoned off:
Seattle Public Utilities is the primary agency accountable for cleaning up illegal dumping on public property, and this morning they told us the junk would be cleaned up today. By late yesterday, they also had heard from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, who earlier in the day had announced SPU was taking a new approach to illegal dumping. And we know that at least two people associated with West Seattle Bike Connections had reported the RV and trash to Seattle Police – the spot is right alongside the bicycle path to and from the low bridge, and in the middle of the route used to get from there down to West Marginal Way SW – as well as via the city’s Find It Fix It app.
The one thing we don’t yet know: What happened to the RV? One WSB commenter believes he saw it being towed on the Alaskan Way Viaduct yesterday afternoon. We asked SPD if they would be able to find out whether it was towed to be impounded – so far, we haven’t found anyone with access to that information, but we’re still trying.