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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2014, 02:40:42 PM »

hahaha, yes! this exactly.

re. CPA Cat's comments, to be honest, if I notice my dog is peeing in the same spot regularly and I get the feeling he's doing it to piss off other animals (no pun intended, seriously), I will drag him through that spot to discourage it. I don't want him to get in the habit of being a jerk :) so no, dragoncar, I wouldn't say I purposely spread my pet's waste around the neighborhood out of some weird dominance motive. merely convenience and because I honestly do not see the pee causing any odor or dead grass issues.

then again, different standards may apply to different neighborhoods... mine happens to have a chronic "drunk homeless squatter" problem and I swear to god I saw actual human feces on the sidewalk a couple months ago (trust me, it is WAY larger and grosser than dog poo when you see it out in public like that), so I'm pretty sure my dog's pee is the least of the 'hood's problems! if you're in an upper class neighborhood full of well kept homes with manicured lawns, I guess a dog pee dead grass spot would stand out quite a bit.

I have to say, I am finding this whole conversation super interesting because it's just a perspective I never thought of (don't get me wrong, I am also enraged by those who don't clean up their dog's poo, but we are talking about another level here), so thanks for that, dragoncar. I still don't see eye to eye with you 100% but it's made me think!

Haha, yeah when I lived in SF, we have a game called "Dog?  or Human?"  You can guess the rest.

I don't even live in a house at the moment.  Of course I realize that shared resources are, well shared.  When I walk on the street, someone is bound to bump into me once in a while, or I'll walk in someone's gum, or I'll be on the bus next to a smelly guy.  This is understood and accepted, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

*maybe you guys have particularly well hydrated pets if their urine does not smell or damage plants.

** also, I hope to someday own a house and keep my lovingly cleaned trash can in my bedroom for nighttime snuggles.
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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2014, 03:18:53 PM »
Haha, yeah when I lived in SF, we have a game called "Dog?  or Human?"  You can guess the rest.

sounds like you can relate :) seriously, ewwww!

*maybe you guys have particularly well hydrated pets if their urine does not smell or damage plants.
I have a tiny back yard and two big dogs. We have one area that they tend to pee in that's dead but the rest of the yard is fine, hell some areas grow way better than the front yard that they don't go in. Peeing in one spot once in a while doesn't kill the grass, it's prolonged exposure to urine. This can certainly happen if every dog in the neighborhood pees in the same spot so I try to avoid letting my dogs pee in prime spots or areas they're sniffing at hard before squatting. One of my favorite authors referred to this as "Checking the mail" and "Leaving a reply"
I've never noticed a urine smell outside but I'm also not the most qualified person to judge that aspect between owning the two large dogs and having a horrible sense of smell anyway

hahaha, we call it "checking in on Foursquare, trying to retain mayorship"

which is weird because neither my boyfriend nor I have ever really used Foursquare, but it seems like a pretty good analogy.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2014, 06:38:24 PM »
This thread is so poopy. Tiny poop bags in my bin, make me feel threatened,  make me feel like going postal on an internet thread where no one can find you or your virginal can.

Personally, I am just amazed at how many trashcan-coveting turd burglers there are out there.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2014, 10:28:25 PM »
YOU DAMN KIDS STAY OFF MY LAWN!!!! Go back to watching your music television and smoking that marajuana!  I thought we where all friends here.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2014, 05:06:31 AM »
I can have my dog out early for a good, long, desperately-needed first thing in the morning pee, but he will still with-hold a considerable amount of "ammunition" for the walk.  Male dogs have voluntary urine control for territorial marking.  And the more territorial the dog, the more dedicated he is to his vocation.  My dog makes his ammo last for the entirety of our regular walk!  He only runs out if we go a bit further.   We call it reloading or tanking up when he drinks water after a walk.

I think most people know this about dogs through simple observation and basic familiarity with the nature of the species (protective, territory-holding animals, highly social, descended from wolves, "see" the world through smell).  Our culture normalizes these things and accepts them because we value dogs as companions.  Other cultures reject dogs as companions specifically for these factors.  Cranky poster is just born in the wrong place, not Freud-worthy.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service - Reply from Owner!
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2014, 03:31:15 AM »
Loved that we got a mention but then it became about dog poop!! The things we have seen in our first 2 months of service would surprise you.  Anyway, we are up and running nice and smoothly and for a 25% discount call us and say you saw us here!!! 855-WHEELIE - thanks all - Joan Valentine

Just got a flyer in the mail for a trash can cleaning service.  They'll come by every month (or every two months for the more mustachian-minded) and make your trash can sparkle like new, so your trash doesn't get dirty, I guess.

It's wheeliesplotless.com in case anyone is interested.. (It's Wheeliespotless.com)

Granted, I live in Southern California, a place where you can get plastic surgery for your pet. Still, this surprised me.

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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2014, 08:32:00 AM »
Look - I wouldn't care if someone put bags of dog poop into my can, because I already have cat litter in there, so it doesn't smell like roses.

But seriously, if I didn't have pets, I would care. The same way I would care if you stuck your kid's dirty diaper in my trash can to bake in the sun. If I don't already have poop in my can, then I don't want your poop (or your dog's poop) in my can.

I assure you, most people would care if I took my sealed bag of dirty cat litter and stuck it in their can. Why would you think your flimsy dog poop bag is any different?

Sometimes, when it gets nice a hot, those little bags stick to the trash can and get left behind or tear open. That's super special when it's not your own household's poop!

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Hahahaha!!!  Try and stop me!

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You people and your trash can issues, sheesh! For the record, if someone wandering by tosses a bag of something legal to throw in the trash in the handful of hours between when I put the can out and when it gets emptied, they are welcome to do so.  It is a trash can, not a kitchen counter.

100% Agree! I do not understand anyone above saying that we (pet owners) must have some gall to drop poop bags in other people's trash cans. For the record, I do not walk onto someone's property but will only drop it in when it is out on the middle strip by the road which is public property. My neighborhood does not have public trashcans so my choices are either do that or carry for the duration which I do most of the item. I can understand that someone could get a bit annoyed by this but it is better than me just leaving the nice pile of poo on your yard amiright?

Also - if you leave your trashcans out on the strip for 5-6 of 7 days a week it is 100% FAIR GAME, at this point they become public trashcans to me.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2014, 09:59:38 AM »
I use other peoples' and other business's trash cans with impunity.  I've never given a thought to what is in my can or what goes in someone else's can.  I must be some sort of ne'er-do-well.

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2014, 10:47:54 AM »
You are all terrible people, and you are going to hell.

Loved that we got a mention but then it became about dog poop!! The things we have seen in our first 2 months of service would surprise you.  Anyway, we are up and running nice and smoothly and for a 25% discount call us and say you saw us here!!! 855-WHEELIE - thanks all - Joan Valentine


Thanks for stopping by!  You should know that we like to poke fun at people who buy luxuries, but we also respect entrepreneurial spirit!

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« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2014, 12:19:33 PM »
Speaking of the service, I think it's a great idea for a side hustle or a teen job. Where I live, we have identical cans that are mechanically lifted by the trucks. You keep them until they break. If you keep them in your garage during the week, they will get smelly in the summer. I usually clean mine once a year. Our local Boy Scouts did a can cleaning fundraiser to raise money for a kids eagle project. Best $5 spent!!

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« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2014, 08:49:24 PM »
Definitely thought of the mustachian crew as I cheerily scrubbed my trash can with water and vinegar/dish soap this weekend!


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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2017, 01:08:37 PM »
These guys do it it logan Utah. It's pretty awesome
http://www.fisherpowerwash.com/
Hmmm, with a post count of ONE, is your name perchance Fisher? The Fishers of Logan, UT? Hint: I didn't click on your link and don't intend to. Nor should anyone else, IMO.

Funny that you revived this necropost from 2014 TODAY. I heard an ad for this service on the radio this week (different name, eerily exact-sounding so-called useful "service") and literally chortled with mirth. I may have been between Goodwills at the time. Thank Dog I didn't lose control of my [not a bicycle] mode of transit. I knew the Fine Forum Folks would have a field day with this one. Who knows, maybe the parent company has received an influx of cash and is trying to peddle some more franchises? Any insight, kats? No links, please.

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« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2017, 01:48:28 AM »
Thanks for reviving this thread, kats + Dicey - definitely a worthwhile read!

For the record, I don't see how anyone could not be on dragoncar's side of this issue.. and I doubt a mentally stable adult would ever threaten putting dog excrement in a mailbox.

Around these parts, the big problem is dogs peeing on front doors. There are parks everywhere, why do I need your dogs' pee seeping in to our lobby?

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« Reply #63 on: August 15, 2017, 02:52:27 AM »
Thanks for reviving this thread, kats + Dicey - definitely a worthwhile read!

For the record, I don't see how anyone could not be on dragoncar's side of this issue.. and I doubt a mentally stable adult would ever threaten putting dog excrement in a mailbox.

Around these parts, the big problem is dogs peeing on front doors. There are parks everywhere, why do I need your dogs' pee seeping in to our lobby?

Hey thanks!  Since this thread originally aired, I've since gotten a dog and I'm happy to say that it's absolutely no sweat off my back to carry his poop back home.  Our trash can stinks to no end and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Sure, if it's trash day and it hasn't been collected yet, I think it's accceptable to put a bag in a full bin (on the street) that will be emptied very shortly.  But i don't personally do that since I never wake up early enough to have the opportunity.


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« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2017, 02:08:38 PM »
Thanks for reviving this thread, kats + Dicey - definitely a worthwhile read!

For the record, I don't see how anyone could not be on dragoncar's side of this issue.. and I doubt a mentally stable adult would ever threaten putting dog excrement in a mailbox.

Around these parts, the big problem is dogs peeing on front doors. There are parks everywhere, why do I need your dogs' pee seeping in to our lobby?

Hey thanks!  Since this thread originally aired, I've since gotten a dog and I'm happy to say that it's absolutely no sweat off my back to carry his poop back home.  Our trash can stinks to no end and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Sure, if it's trash day and it hasn't been collected yet, I think it's accceptable to put a bag in a full bin (on the street) that will be emptied very shortly.  But i don't personally do that since I never wake up early enough to have the opportunity.
I don't care to go through the old posts, but I thought I mentioned this upthread somewhere.  Some cities (mine!!!!) will not accept the small poop bags unless they are in a larger trash bag.  So your small poop bag that you would theoretically place in my full bin, would be at the bottom of my bin after the trash collectors came through.  probably now squished and leaking into my bin if it pissed off the trash collector enough.  Sometimes I see these little poop bags neatly placed like bowling pins on people's driveways.  And sometimes they are just tossed into the street by the trash men. 
Congrats on your dog, but please take the poop all the way back home unless there is a designated poop container trash bin.

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« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2017, 10:16:16 PM »
Thanks for reviving this thread, kats + Dicey - definitely a worthwhile read!

For the record, I don't see how anyone could not be on dragoncar's side of this issue.. and I doubt a mentally stable adult would ever threaten putting dog excrement in a mailbox.

Around these parts, the big problem is dogs peeing on front doors. There are parks everywhere, why do I need your dogs' pee seeping in to our lobby?

Hey thanks!  Since this thread originally aired, I've since gotten a dog and I'm happy to say that it's absolutely no sweat off my back to carry his poop back home.  Our trash can stinks to no end and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Sure, if it's trash day and it hasn't been collected yet, I think it's accceptable to put a bag in a full bin (on the street) that will be emptied very shortly.  But i don't personally do that since I never wake up early enough to have the opportunity.
I don't care to go through the old posts, but I thought I mentioned this upthread somewhere.  Some cities (mine!!!!) will not accept the small poop bags unless they are in a larger trash bag.  So your small poop bag that you would theoretically place in my full bin, would be at the bottom of my bin after the trash collectors came through.  probably now squished and leaking into my bin if it pissed off the trash collector enough.  Sometimes I see these little poop bags neatly placed like bowling pins on people's driveways.  And sometimes they are just tossed into the street by the trash men. 
Congrats on your dog, but please take the poop all the way back home unless there is a designated poop container trash bin.

Yeah I remember that, but most people know the rules in their own neighborhoods (that's never been the rule in mine).  I wonder what the justification is...

It's definitely hilarious to imagine a little row of poop bags although I feel bad for the trash guy.  Ours is mechanically loaded anyways, so you can put a dead body in there and they'd never notice.

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« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2017, 06:54:50 AM »
Definitely a good side hustle.  I actually plan on cleaning my garbage can today after pickup.

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« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2017, 07:47:53 AM »
I think I'd be willing to pay someone to clean my trash can at this point.  I've been "meaning to get to that" for about 8 years now.  Our trash can is gross.

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« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2017, 11:02:33 AM »
I clean my trash cans by leaving them emptied and open in the torrential summer rain. Also do this in February. I should start a service in my neighborhood using my eco-friendly method.

Here's the size of the trash cans:
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« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »
I clean my trash cans by leaving them emptied and open in the torrential summer rain. Also do this in February. I should start a service in my neighborhood using my eco-friendly method.

Here's the size of the trash cans:
[img=720x467]http://www.tbo.com/storyimage/TB/20130929/ARTICLE/130929091/AR/0/AR-130929091.jpg[/img]

That's how we lose trash cans around here.
Granted, we've had quite the drought for the summer, but in the spring every single Wednesday on our neighborhood facebook page is "has anyone seen the trash can with 1250 on it? Ours is missing?"  or "I found an unlabeled recycling bin, does anyone have an extra?"  We have a lake not far from our sub division.  I imagine it is filled with the ones that never get found, though the neighborhood usually wrangles most of them back into the right place.  Mine was once over a mile away in a pasture. And we have a fence it would have had to blow over.

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« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2017, 11:41:50 AM »
Thanks for reviving this thread, kats + Dicey - definitely a worthwhile read!

For the record, I don't see how anyone could not be on dragoncar's side of this issue.. and I doubt a mentally stable adult would ever threaten putting dog excrement in a mailbox.

Around these parts, the big problem is dogs peeing on front doors. There are parks everywhere, why do I need your dogs' pee seeping in to our lobby?

Hey thanks!  Since this thread originally aired, I've since gotten a dog and I'm happy to say that it's absolutely no sweat off my back to carry his poop back home.  Our trash can stinks to no end and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Sure, if it's trash day and it hasn't been collected yet, I think it's accceptable to put a bag in a full bin (on the street) that will be emptied very shortly.  But i don't personally do that since I never wake up early enough to have the opportunity.
I don't care to go through the old posts, but I thought I mentioned this upthread somewhere.  Some cities (mine!!!!) will not accept the small poop bags unless they are in a larger trash bag.  So your small poop bag that you would theoretically place in my full bin, would be at the bottom of my bin after the trash collectors came through.  probably now squished and leaking into my bin if it pissed off the trash collector enough.  Sometimes I see these little poop bags neatly placed like bowling pins on people's driveways.  And sometimes they are just tossed into the street by the trash men. 
Congrats on your dog, but please take the poop all the way back home unless there is a designated poop container trash bin.

Yeah I remember that, but most people know the rules in their own neighborhoods (that's never been the rule in mine).  I wonder what the justification is...

It's definitely hilarious to imagine a little row of poop bags although I feel bad for the trash guy.  Ours is mechanically loaded anyways, so you can put a dead body in there and they'd never notice.

Our trash men are pretty freakin' hysterical.  They're super-nice and they'll take just about anything.  But the dog-poop - nope.  They'll take plenty of other things that they're not really "supposed to" haul away, so I'd love to hear their reasons for leaving the bags.  It could be they only do the bowling pins for the serial offenders. 

Related, I see my neighbor put her little doggie poop bags in another neighbor's trash bin on a regular basis.  It's not out of convenience, because she actually goes past her own bins to go to this other set of bins.  I don't think it's personal...I think she just doesn't want the smell in her garage.  I've never said anything to her about it. 

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Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2017, 10:13:44 PM »
I clean my trash cans by leaving them emptied and open in the torrential summer rain. Also do this in February. I should start a service in my neighborhood using my eco-friendly method.

We do this too. We put a a bit of Dawn in it, then let is get rained. If the wind is going to be strong, I have a cinder block that goes in there to keep it steady.