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Friday, September 5, 2014

South Warrington Dog Poop Bins are Overflowing!

Here's an example of how dog poo issues are handled in south Warrington, UK, where thanks to pictures posted by readers to the online newspaper Warrington Worldwide, some public officials are probably going to get yelled at in the morning by their bosses.  The pictures of overflowing bins posted to the site was something of a public outcry, one that was addressed quickly by a local politician.  Councillor Mike Biggin challenged the council to do something about the bins, saying "It clearly represents a serious risk to Public Health to allow these bins to be overflowing with bags of dog faeces and other rubbish."

The council's response was something akin to the off-the-cuff excuses I might come up with 10 years ago for why my apartment is so messy when I've overslept and my parents are knocking on the door for a planned visit.  From the Warrington Worldwide article, a council spokesperson said "Due to increased activity in some of our parks over the bank holiday and due to a recent staff illness some bins in parks and open spaces across the borough have unfortunately not been emptied at their normal frequencies. We will be looking to clear the backlog as soon as practicable in those areas during this coming week." It would be like 10 years ago telling my parents "I've been busier than usual, there was a holiday, and I was sick too." 

Who knows what will actually happen.  I'm sure they will clean up all the parks in the following week, but really it probably boils down to the employees who empty the park bins getting yelled at by their bosses when the word trickles down.

Here's an image of an overflowing bin, from the @warringtonworld tweet:

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