The pile of debris in the corridor cannot be cured after repeated treatments
Many communities still have piles of debris in the corridors, and governance relies mostly on the persuasion of community staff; experts suggest that the relevant departments should enforce the law
On July 11, an old man in Huajiadi Community, Chaoyang, Beijing suffered a sudden illness. When emergency personnel lifted the elderly downstairs in a wheelchair, affected by the accumulation of debris in the corridor, they could only slow down and laboriously lift the elderly out of the building.
Recently, reporters from the Beijing News visited multiple communities and found that many residential buildings have problems with piles of debris in the corridors. Some communities have cleaned up debris many times, but "repeated cleanups have appeared repeatedly." Some communities seek to solve problems, such as providing smart lockers.
Property management expert Shu Kexin said that the pile of debris in the corridor is not only uncivilized, but also violates the fire protection law. The community does not have the power to enforce the law, but can only persuade, and there are difficulties in governance.
The clutter in the corridor affects the environment and poses a safety hazard
On July 29, the reporter saw in the Huajiadi Community of Chaoyang District that there were debris on the first and second floors of many residential buildings, mostly dilapidated cabinets, newspapers, etc. The debris was covered with thick dust. Resident Ms. Zhang said that the problem of piled up debris in the corridor made her very worried. “Cockroaches or woodlouses sometimes crawl out of the gaps in the debris, affecting the environment, and these wooden furniture and used newspapers are flammable and too unsafe. Up."
On July 31, the reporter came to Moer Community, Mofang Nanli Community, Chaoyang District, and saw two notices in Building 35. One reads "It is strictly forbidden for residents to stack or accumulate debris in the corridor to prevent all kinds of safety hazards." The other reads "No unit or individual may occupy or block evacuation passages and safety exits." On the 18th floor of Building 35, the reporter saw a number of bicycles parked crosswise at the entrance of the safe passage, leaving only a width of about 20 cm. Residents had to walk sideways to barely enter the stairwell. On the 12th and 16th floors of the building, and the 18th floor of Building 36, there are piles of various sundries such as mattresses, wooden chairs, cat litter, glass tables, etc. The air emits a sour smell.
A resident said that he never took the stairs, "There are too many clutter in the stairwell, and the lights are dim, and you will be tripped by the piled clutter if you are not careful."
An old gentleman in Building 36 said that some residents like to pile up waste in the stairwell. “I persuaded the neighbors to collect the sundries. In case of emergencies, it will be a problem for the people in the building to escape. But. As a result, the two families had conflicts. They lived in the neighborhood, so it's hard to talk about people."
Sundries piled up in a residential building in Huajiadi Community on July 29.
Community workers can only persuade without law enforcement powers
A notice posted in the residential building of Huajiadi Community: “Community properties will conduct centralized cleaning of corridors on July 17, 2020. Please be aware.” The staff of the community neighborhood committee said that the corridor debris will be cleaned up in mid-July. While cleaning up notices were posted in the corridor, the staff also communicated and negotiated door-to-door. At present, some residents have been persuaded not to put the sundries in the corridor, and some residents have taken the sundries back.
Many residents agreed with the effect of cleaning up debris in the community, but at the same time they were worried, "I don't know how long it will last."
The above-mentioned staff confessed that they had encountered the problem of "repeated treatment and repeated treatment". Because there is no law enforcement power, the residents can only be persuaded not to pile up debris in the corridor. "Many times we have just cleaned up and the corridor is full again within a few days."
The staff of Mofang Nanli Community Neighborhood Committee also mentioned that the community does not have the power to enforce the law and can only persuade. If the residents are unwilling to take it back or throw it away, the community cannot take things away directly, "it can only communicate repeatedly and clean up repeatedly."
Many sundries were also piled up in the corridor of Building 3, Andri North Street, Xicheng District. The reporter saw tricycles, tables, cabinets, etc. in the public area on the fourth floor. Resident Ms. Wang said that she had reported the situation to the community and the street, but the problem has not been cured.
The staff of the community neighborhood committee told reporters that they had gone to the site to clean up, but the owners did not cooperate, so the effect was not good. The staff said that their work is not easy to carry out, but will continue to find other solutions.
Some communities provide residents with paid storage warehouses
A resident of Huajiadi community told reporters that community staff had recently advised him to take the sundries back home, but there was really no place to put them at home, so he was very worried. In addition, Ms. Li, a resident of the community, said that she and her husband have difficulty walking and need to rely on wheelchairs. When they go home, they can’t move them and put them in the corridor. "I hope that the community will consider our actual situation." Ms. Li hopes that the community can provide a place for residents to put sundries.
In the second district of Fangxingyuan, Fengtai District, this problem has a solution.
Faye Wang, secretary of the second district of Fangxingyuan, introduced that in 2019, the neighborhood community contacted the property to carry out comprehensive rectification work for "the accumulation of debris in the corridor". Diao Peng, the property manager of the second district of Fangxingyuan, said that the accumulation of debris in the corridor was common before the remediation. Residents piled cabinets, flower pots, waste newspapers and books in the corridor that they did not use at home. After many visits, registering the accumulation of debris, and persuading from house to house, most households were able to clean up the debris consciously. At the same time, some residents suggested that there was nowhere to stack their items, hoping that the community and the property would help solve it.
"Some residents do have difficulties in their homes. We thought of letting residents rent warehouses in the community to store sundries." Diao Peng said, there are two warehouses in the community to choose from, one is an ordinary warehouse of about 10 square meters, and the other One is the smart locker, and the monthly rent is around 400 yuan.
According to reports, the staff of the property and community will pay attention to inspections during daily inspections, and contact residents immediately after discovering new accumulation problems to determine a solution.
Occupy the evacuation route or will be fined
The "Regulations of Beijing Municipality on Property Management" stipulates that proprietors piling up debris in public areas. Owners, property users, property service personnel, etc. are not allowed to set up ground locks, stone piers, fences and other obstacles and pile up miscellaneously. Occupy, block, close up common parts such as fire-fighting passages and evacuation passages, or damage common facilities and equipment such as fire-fighting facilities. In addition, if anyone violates the regulations and occupies, blocks, closes fire-fighting passages, evacuation passages, or damages fire-fighting facilities, the fire rescue agency shall order corrections, and impose a fine of 5,000 to 50,000 yuan on the unit and 500 yuan on the individual For those who occupy, block or close other shared parts, or damage other shared facilities and equipment, the comprehensive administrative law enforcement department of the city shall order corrections, give warnings, impose a fine of 2,000 to 20,000 yuan on the unit, and impose a fine on the individual A fine of not less than 200 yuan but not more than 500 yuan.
Article 30 of Chapter 3 of the "Regulations on the Promotion of Civilized Behaviors of Beijing Municipality" that came into effect on June 1 clarifies that uncivilized behaviors such as "stacking sundries in public areas such as corridors" should be addressed.
Recently, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Urban Management and Law Enforcement has formulated a work plan to guide the local governments to carry out special rectifications on the problems of corridor blockage and occupation in residential areas. It is understood that in the city's special rectification of corridor blockage and occupancy problems in residential areas, the local government will first conduct a comprehensive survey, establish key point accounts, and guide and encourage residents to clean up the debris piled in the corridor by themselves. For issues that have not been rectified after notification, the territorial government will take the lead in urban management law enforcement, housing construction, fire protection and other relevant responsible departments to carry out comprehensive rectification actions in accordance with statutory duties. After the rectification is completed, long-term mechanisms such as regular inspections and clean-ups will be established to prevent the rebound of illegal activities.
The community does not have the right to enforce the law before repeated treatments appear
Property management expert Shu Kexin believes that piling up debris in corridors is not only an uncivilized problem, but also an illegal act. Corridor, as an important fire-fighting passage and safety exit in case of fire, must be kept safe and unblocked at all times.
According to the third paragraph of Article 60 of the "Fire Protection Law of the People's Republic of China", “whoever occupies, blocks, closes evacuation passages, safety exits, or other acts that hinder safe evacuation shall be fined not less than 5,000 yuan but not more than 50,000 yuan.”
"It is illegal to pile up debris in the corridor." Shu Kexin said that this kind of behavior should be enforced by relevant departments. Since the community does not have the power to enforce the law, it can only persuade residents through persuasion, and only then will there be a phenomenon of "repeated cleaning up again and again".
Beijing News reporter Zhang Jingya, trainee reporter Sun Chao