Dolores Park party pollution

[via Diana Kathleen Bradbury]

27 Responses to “Dolores Park party pollution”

  1. seth says:

    I realize you’re just reposting someone else’s photo, but people need to realize that they can just call 311 and this trash will be picked up sooner rather than later. it’s great fun to blog about garbage but if you actually use our city services we’ll have a cleaner landscape. call 311 people!

  2. SB says:

    Or use the iPhone SF311 app or 311 on twitter, they all work.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Yet more proof, as if it were needed, that the city needs to install more goddamn trash cans.

    • Bob says:

      Time to shut down the garbage trucks! Block their routes! Rabble!

    • Bob Dole says:

      311 needs a direct line to those old azn ladies. Im surprised all this was left out, usually these bottles would be gone in a heartbeat.

    • Oyster Boy says:

      Yes – one every 6′ so when someone precious gets ready to fling it, they will actually see a garbage can! And while we’re at it, let’s hire 6000 more trash collectors.

  4. scum says:

    mollie stone, safeway, and trader joe?!?!?

  5. Paul says:

    Here’s an idea: pack it in pack it out!!!

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Or, y’know, just provide enough damn receptacles.

      • Paul says:

        Right. Because if there aren’t enough trash cans it’s best to just leave crap everywhere for someone else to deal with.

        By your logic we need trash cans in Wilderness areas so backpackers have somewhere to deposit their waste.

        How many large dumpsters do you think it would take? Nice park you’re planning.

  6. fartknocker says:

    So, a lot of this looks like it’s from the birthday party I attended yesterday.
    A bunch of us went around with bags collecting trash from the party, making sure to separate recycling. We made multiple trips to bring the collected trash down to the garbage receptacles at the bottom of the park.

    This was in the evening and all of the receptacles were full at that point. I questioned if there was a dumpster nearby, which there was not, and it seemed that the best option was to leave the bags of trash next to the receptacles for pick up. Dragging the trash back with us to our apartments simply wasn’t an option, and none of us drove.

    I would love to open this to discussion about what would have been a better way to clean up. I do recognize that part of the trash problem is due to people neglecting to clean up after themselves, but we are not those people. I believe that a good portion of the people that come to the park believe in ‘pack it in, pack it out’ but don’t know the most efficient way to follow that rule.

    Thank you to the person that commented about 311, I will definitely utilize that next time!

    • habutai says:

      If ya’ll could haul all the stuff that made the trash to the park from your homes without cars, it would serve to reason that you’d be capable of carrying the empty trash items back out with you in the case the trash cans are all full. Sorry! Not really a valid excuse!

      • fartknocker says:

        no, it was a party, so each person brought one or a few items and a lot of people attended. a few of us tried cleaning up for the entire party.

    • doloreser says:

      Thanks for at least getting it to the receptacle! It’s definitely the most I would have done as well. I don’t expect it increased the effort of the collectors much more than the overflowing receptacle it’s sitting next to.

    • Oyster Boy says:

      Yes, I know trash can be a drag, especially after a partay, and I *do* applaud that you at least got it to the bin rather than strewn across the landscape! I give you a B-.

  7. nottheproblem says:

    ‘pack it in, pack it out’ means you take it with you until you find a receptacle

  8. seth says:

    we don’t need more trash receptacles, just more awareness of what to do when you see an overflowing one.

    no one expects you to lug your trash halfway across the city. but if you cause or see a big pile of garbage (or an abandoned mattress, or sofa, etc etc) just use 311… the app, the phone, the twitter account, the online entry form…

  9. Robert says:

    A lot of great suggestions here. Yes, most people do try to clean up after themselves. One problem, rec and park is in winter mode. The High season plan has Recology comming by several times a day. There is also funding to have a guy organize the trash areas and get them ready for pickup. None of this is happening now. This is the Summer with no end.

  10. Mike Greenberg says:

    I was actually expecting to see a whole field of trash (a la other events in the city). To see that they actually bagged their trash and put it next to receptacles is more admirable than what a lot of our citizens have done in the past.

    And thanks to those who posted the 311 tip!

  11. Mi Muba says:

    Garbage pollution is the worst form of pollution and it directly affects our health by spreading lot of diseases in communities living around it

  12. snapshotist says:

    My favorite part of this photo is the trash can less than 50 feet away that isn’t overflowing in the top right. I guess that trash can was out of their way?

  13. Greg says:

    I’m just happy these jack-offs hang out in the Mission and not at the beach.

  14. Anarchist in $300 Jeans says:

    Pleasure Point Night Fighters – Pack your Trash, kooks!!!!

  15. scum says:

    It looks like about 90% of that trash is empty booze containers, isn’t illegal to drink in the park?

  16. Jamie says:

    I live nearby and the park is a mess every weekend. People used to always clean up after themselves. Now, there are cigarette butts everywhere, bottle caps everywhere and broken glass everywhere. Glass should not be allowed in the park if these yahoos can’t handle it. some people treat the park with some awareness, but more and more are trashing it. and then there are the homeless camped out every night. I understand they have issues, but the amount of broken car windows in the neighborhood every morning is a real issue. this would not be tolerated in other neighborhoods. It’s a shame.

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