WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Alley surprise

The photo is from Gretchen, co-proprietor of Admiral District restaurant Circa. She emailed us today to say, “Got to work today and someone had painted our 3 huge recycle, compost & garbage bins in their bright, fresh, original colors. They’d been tagged with graffiti many times and looked terrible. No idea who did this, if it was the city or an amazing Good Samaritan??? Did it happen anywhere else?” Since Seattle Public Utilities crews do indeed do some painting over graffiti vandalism, we asked SPU spokesperson Sabrina Register if that includes solid-waste containers. She replied, “Our contractors will paint out graffiti or replace the dumpster entirely. They do this on a rotating basis throughout the City.” (Contractors = Waste Management and Recology.)

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Alley surprise"

  • Graciano March 12, 2021 (8:37 am)

     I don’t think the City or a Contractor would leave paint run marks like this. Either way I bet they do look nicer than they were and good job to whoever did it!

  • Terremoto March 12, 2021 (11:28 am)

    There are anti-grafitti coatings available.  I’ve often wondered why cities don’t use them on signs, buildings, dumpsters….

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