There are plenty of places in South Bernal Heights that require frequent Department of Public Works (DPW) pickups. Mainly, this is due to illegal littering or illegal dumping. No one is sure exactly why South Bernal Heights is the number one place to dump your sofa or mattress in SF. However, neighbors find them too frequently to ignore.
Recent budget cuts in the city required that fewer pickups be made. This caused a lot of junk to collect on corners. In some cases, junk would blow away into the street and cause disturbances for drivers and cyclist. I frequently see disabled people forced out into traffic because the sidewalk is blocked.
Fortunately, the city will be receiving more funding for litter and illegal dumping pick up. Don’t get your hopes up too high. Just know that you will be spending fewer days with the broken washer blocking your driveway than before.