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 East Van Garbage Watch (patent pending): a semi-regular series of photos of disgustingness.
Today's entry: Dude Chilling Park? More like Dog Pooping Park.
Now, I visited this repository of gross before back in August 2013. But it seems the situation has not improved much since I first noticed it almost two years ago.
From afar, the can doesn't look so terrible.
But up close...
There are so many bags of dog shit that you can barely find the lid of the trash can.
Some people don't even try.
There is another lonely garbage can in Dude Chilling Park at the other end of this highly trafficked dog-walking lane.
But it's getting pretty full too.
May I make a wild suggestion? Dude Chilling Park probably needs more than two garbage cans—and they need to be emptied daily.
That being said, Vancouver's 3-1-1 service is great. See a garbage problem? Let the city know! 3-1-1 is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Every time I've called in a sanitation issue, it's been dealt with the very same day.
Thanks to Carter Bryant for the tip!
Previously on East Van Garbage Watch: It's a Dumpster furniture fire sale!
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.