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: Oh, it's just your average filthy bus stop.
While I tend to focus on overflowing garbage cans, rancid Dumpsters, and whether alleyways or medians are better spots for your abandoned couches, I feel like today's entry is much more emblematic of Vancouver's garbage problem: namely, random shit strewn on the sidewalks.
Senior editor Martin Dunphy passed along these photos he took of the bus stop on the southwest corner of East Hastings and Nanaimo streets, a prime example of this kind of mess.
My favourite aspect of this trashy tableau? There is a garbage can not six feet from this mess.
Who else loves living in a city where people can't be bothered to walk 10 steps to properly dispose of their crap?
Previously on East Van Garbage Watch: Enough with dumping furniture in alleys already!
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