East Van Garbage Watch: We need to talk about Kingsway

East Vancouver smells like shit.

Between West Coast Reduction's rendering plant on North Commercial, the vomit and urine streaking the sidewalks and alleyways after special events, and the epic piles of garbage, it's hard to argue that the east side of town smells like anything other than rancid death.

To wit, I present the lastest installment of East Van Garbage Watch (patent pending): a semi-regular series of photos of disgustingness.

Today's offender: We need to talk about Kingsway.

Not content to be a quick route into Burnaby, this diagonal divider is the home to a metric buttload of garbage.

As Twitter user documents in the photos below, Kingsway is kind of a hot, trashed mess.

It harbours much trash, so smelly, in its fair alleys.

"Here's one for Garbage Watch: laneway just north of Kingsway, west of Knight."
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"Behind 3731 Knight (Kingsway laneway side)."
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Furniture, naturally, goes on the median, where it can be beautified with spray paint.

Medians: where couches go to die.
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Pro-tip: Abandoned couches can be repurposed as canvases.
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"Furniture dumped in middle of road. On median strip at 1247 Kingsway."
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Bonus pic: As  points out, garbage is hardly confined to the east side of town. Here's Cambie Street, visited by some clothing fairies.

"Litter also issue in South Cambie, pile of clothes left in laneway (beside 912 W 23rd Ave)."
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(Thanks for the pics!)

Previously on East Van Garbage Watch: Ross Park stinks

Have an East Van garbage photo you want to share? Tweet it to me at @charenton_ with the photo's location, date it was taken, and any other observations you may have.

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