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Title: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: mjs111 on June 20, 2014, 09:57:44 PM
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..

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

Mike
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 20, 2014, 10:47:12 PM
Granted, I live in Southern California, a place where you can get plastic surgery for your pet. Still, this surprised me.

Mike

www.neuticles.com for everyone!
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: shadowmoss on June 21, 2014, 06:45:59 AM
Hmmm.  Trash can cleaning sounds like a good side hustle if you live near a high-dollar housing area.  You could even do it with a bicycle and trailer.  I'm assuming that you use the client's hose and water?  Ok, I know you were laughing at this, but looking at it from a different angle...
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Jennifer in Ottawa on June 21, 2014, 06:49:10 AM
There are endless ways that the 'look rich' crowd will spend money to avoid the unpleasantries of life.  Take full advantage of them, I say.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 21, 2014, 06:52:44 AM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: mjs111 on June 21, 2014, 07:39:07 AM
Hmmm.  Trash can cleaning sounds like a good side hustle if you live near a high-dollar housing area.  You could even do it with a bicycle and trailer.  I'm assuming that you use the client's hose and water?  Ok, I know you were laughing at this, but looking at it from a different angle...


Oh, I agree.  I have some respect for the guy who thought of this idea if he's making money from it, though it seems ecologically wasteful to be using lots of water to regularly clean garbage cans in an area that also tends to regularly be dealing with water shortages.

Mike
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: warfreak2 on June 21, 2014, 07:44:56 AM
Hey, he could charge a premium for a low-water eco-friendly cleaning service.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 21, 2014, 12:59:41 PM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.

That would piss me off too... it's trespassing, and mirrors the conceitedness of less conscientious pet owners who just leave their dog crap on the road (carry your damn poop home and put it in your own garbage can mkay?)
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 21, 2014, 01:26:14 PM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.

That would piss me off too... it's trespassing, and mirrors the conceitedness of less conscientious pet owners who just leave their dog crap on the road (carry your damn poop home and put it in your own garbage can mkay?)

Um, are you being facetious?  I mean, I could put the bagged crap in your mailbox instead.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: totoro on June 21, 2014, 01:33:52 PM
I agree.  I pay for trash removal and I rent the bins (no choice).  Don't come onto my property to put your dog crap or other garbage in my trash can.  We have plenty of public trash cans available. 
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 21, 2014, 01:36:15 PM
I agree.  I pay for trash removal and I rent the bins (no choice).  Don't come onto my property to put your dog crap or other garbage in my trash can.  We have plenty of public trash cans available.

I would ever consider coming onto private property to do so.  However, if it is trash pick-up day and the can is out on the sidewalk/street, in goes the poop bag.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 21, 2014, 05:20:33 PM
I agree.  I pay for trash removal and I rent the bins (no choice).  Don't come onto my property to put your dog crap or other garbage in my trash can.  We have plenty of public trash cans available.

I would ever consider coming onto private property to do so.  However, if it is trash pick-up day and the can is out on the sidewalk/street, in goes the poop bag.
The problem is that our trash pickup won't take the small poop bags, even if they're in a trash bin.  The small poop bag must be in a larger bag that is meant for outdoor trash, and then in the bin.  So when you drop your poop into someone else's bin, that someone gets stuck fishing your poop-bags out from the bottom of their bin...usually after a full day baking in the sun.   Thanks a lot.  So the idea is that if your dog poops, you pick up the poop AND take it back to your own home and your own trash bin.  That seems pretty straightforward.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 21, 2014, 05:30:24 PM
I agree.  I pay for trash removal and I rent the bins (no choice).  Don't come onto my property to put your dog crap or other garbage in my trash can.  We have plenty of public trash cans available.

I would ever consider coming onto private property to do so.  However, if it is trash pick-up day and the can is out on the sidewalk/street, in goes the poop bag.
The problem is that our trash pickup won't take the small poop bags, even if they're in a trash bin.  The small poop bag must be in a larger bag that is meant for outdoor trash, and then in the bin.  So when you drop your poop into someone else's bin, that someone gets stuck fishing your poop-bags out from the bottom of their bin...usually after a full day baking in the sun.   Thanks a lot.  So the idea is that if your dog poops, you pick up the poop AND take it back to your own home and your own trash bin.  That seems pretty straightforward.

So the sanitation engineers in your neighborhood waste time peering into each trash can and deciding whether or not to empty it?  Hard to fathom.  Here they just chuck it in and move onto the next house.  If they started scrutinizing my trash I would be switching garbage companies in a heartbeat.

What do they do with diapers?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 21, 2014, 05:42:17 PM
Although we are required to have the type of bins that can be mechanically lifted and poured into the truck, the collectors seem to prefer to just lift bags out of the bins, so that any small debris just falls to the bottom.  After a full day in the sun, it starts to stink and then the bags start to degrade, leaving your poop in our bins. 
That's the reality of the situation.  I'm sorry that you don't like it, but sometimes it's inconvenient to do the right thing. 

Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 21, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
Although we are required to have the type of bins that can be mechanically lifted and poured into the truck, the collectors seem to prefer to just lift bags out of the bins, so that any small debris just falls to the bottom.  After a full day in the sun, it starts to stink and then the bags start to degrade, leaving your poop in our bins. 
That's the reality of the situation.  I'm sorry that you don't like it, but sometimes it's inconvenient to do the right thing.

I'm sorry you have to fish bags of dogshit out of your trash can, but don't blame me: this is not an issue where I live.  Like I said, my local trash collectors just empty whatever is in the bin into the truck and move on.  They are garbage collectors, not inspectors. I'd be switching trash companies if I were in your shoes and making it extremely clear why I was doing so.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Nords on June 21, 2014, 08:54:41 PM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.
We have those same neighborhoods all over Oahu. 

They're the same people who wash their cars every Saturday or Sunday morning yet haven't painted their houses since Reagan was President.  But gosh do their trash cans look good!
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 21, 2014, 11:47:55 PM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.

That would piss me off too... it's trespassing, and mirrors the conceitedness of less conscientious pet owners who just leave their dog crap on the road (carry your damn poop home and put it in your own garbage can mkay?)

Um, are you being facetious?  I mean, I could put the bagged crap in your mailbox instead.

Yes, if I saw you doing that, it would be returned to your house, maybe not still in the bag.  I'll be sure to use your trash can for whatever I don't feel like putting in my own, however.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 22, 2014, 06:11:32 PM

I'm sorry you have to fish bags of dogshit out of your trash can, but don't blame me: this is not an issue where I live.  Like I said, my local trash collectors just empty whatever is in the bin into the truck and move on.  They are garbage collectors, not inspectors. I'd be switching trash companies if I were in your shoes and making it extremely clear why I was doing so.
Brewer,
 I may be reading more into your comment than what was intended, but your comment makes me feel as if you want me to jump through some hoops so that a few people can impose their rude behavior on others.  That's blaming the victim for the actions of the offender. 
I live in DC where I pay taxes to the city and the department of public works picks up the garbage.  I also had to pay for a city-approved container, so it's not up to me to choose another garbage collector, it's MY trash bin that I keep on my personal property except for when I put it out for trash day, and I don't make rules but I do try to follow them.  DPW has also listed reasons on its website why dog-poop bags must be contained within regular trash bags and they remind dog-owners not to rudely use trash bins that don't belong to them.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 22, 2014, 06:36:13 PM

I'm sorry you have to fish bags of dogshit out of your trash can, but don't blame me: this is not an issue where I live.  Like I said, my local trash collectors just empty whatever is in the bin into the truck and move on.  They are garbage collectors, not inspectors. I'd be switching trash companies if I were in your shoes and making it extremely clear why I was doing so.
Brewer,
 I may be reading more into your comment than what was intended, but your comment makes me feel as if you want me to jump through some hoops so that a few people can impose their rude behavior on others.  That's blaming the victim for the actions of the offender. 
I live in DC where I pay taxes to the city and the department of public works picks up the garbage.  I also had to pay for a city-approved container, so it's not up to me to choose another garbage collector, it's MY trash bin that I keep on my personal property except for when I put it out for trash day, and I don't make rules but I do try to follow them.  DPW has also listed reasons on its website why dog-poop bags must be contained within regular trash bags and they remind dog-owners not to rudely use trash bins that don't belong to them.

Reason #8,291,032 to not live in DC.  Amazing that we found yet another one...
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 22, 2014, 07:32:57 PM
Reason #8,291,032 to not live in DC.  Amazing that we found yet another one...
Okay, okay...I hear you on that one.  If I didn't love living here so much, I would seriously consider moving back to Virginia because it is so darn hard and expensive to have a small business here. 
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 22, 2014, 08:44:11 PM
Reason #8,291,032 to not live in DC.  Amazing that we found yet another one...
Okay, okay...I hear you on that one.  If I didn't love living here so much, I would seriously consider moving back to Virginia because it is so darn hard and expensive to have a small business here.

I am a NJ refugee for these sorts of reasons (plus insane property taxes, crazy cost of living, everyone in my business by law, absurd nonsense to run the simplest business, endless commutes, obscene corruption at every level, etc.).  There is a lot more to life than the Eastern urban jungle.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: AH013 on June 24, 2014, 09:27:37 AM
Wouldn't it just be a whole lot cheaper to have some $9.99 Rubbermaid trash cans shipped to you from Home Depot or Amazon or whatever every month or so, and just have the trash guy take the whole can, garbage and all, every month or so?  I can't imagine the guy coming to scrub them out is going to do it for much cheaper than $20 (the cost of 2 cans) considering travel time, cleaning time, materials, etc.  For that price I'd rather just have a brand new can instead of the same old one, just scrubbed with soapy water.

Of course, still completely unmustachian, but if you're going to be unmustachian at least be getting your money's worth.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Cpa Cat on June 24, 2014, 09:42:40 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!
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rtrnow on June 24, 2014, 10:50:06 AM
Although we are required to have the type of bins that can be mechanically lifted and poured into the truck, the collectors seem to prefer to just lift bags out of the bins, so that any small debris just falls to the bottom.  After a full day in the sun, it starts to stink and then the bags start to degrade, leaving your poop in our bins. 
That's the reality of the situation.  I'm sorry that you don't like it, but sometimes it's inconvenient to do the right thing.

I'm sorry you have to fish bags of dogshit out of your trash can, but don't blame me: this is not an issue where I live.  Like I said, my local trash collectors just empty whatever is in the bin into the truck and move on.  They are garbage collectors, not inspectors. I'd be switching trash companies if I were in your shoes and making it extremely clear why I was doing so.

I've never lived anywhere that I had a choice or trash collectors. I like the competition but that seems so wasteful too.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 24, 2014, 12:21:54 PM
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!

[villan voice]

Hahahaha!!!  Try and stop me!

[/villain voice]

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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Hedge_87 on June 24, 2014, 05:37:51 PM
Sorry I can't help it I got tears in my eyes reading the poop argument lol. Here I thought this whole time I was being considerate and doing a public service by bagging my dogs poop and depositing it in the nearest trash receptacle. I stand corrected. I guess I could see paying for trash can cleaning services if there is piles of dog poop in them. Please feel free to deposit your dog dropping bags in my outside trash receptacle.  This is much perfered over leaving it in my yard for my bare foot to find in the morning.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse on June 24, 2014, 06:06:26 PM


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.

Yeah, I don't think that's what the bother is. Most of the time it's when the poop bag finds it's way into a just emptied bin and then it bakes in the bottom of a 64 gallon bin for a week or more before it's even noticed.    I also don't like it when people put their filthy cigarette butts on my sidewalk, lawn, or in my trash. It smells and it stinks up my garage and my house.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Annamal on June 24, 2014, 07:37:36 PM
Our local council only collects council approved rubbish bags (which cost about $2 a bag)  but will collect recycling for free.

Great incentive to minimise waste (and compost food waste) but not really available for other people poop bags...
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 24, 2014, 07:47:52 PM
Our local council only collects council approved rubbish bags (which cost about $2 a bag)  but will collect recycling for free.

Great incentive to minimise waste (and compost food waste) but not really available for other people poop bags...

I recycle all my poop.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: RootofGood on June 24, 2014, 08:20:07 PM
I usually get my dog to climb into others' trash cans, eat some garbage then leave a big nasty in the bottom of the can.  My neighbors always give me the stink eye.

Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 24, 2014, 10:13:24 PM
I usually get my dog to climb into others' trash cans, eat some garbage then leave a big nasty in the bottom of the can.  My neighbors always give me the stink eye.

I am thinking about training my dogs to sneak into people's compost heaps and leave a big fat one, but they are hound dogs so they would probably just eat the compost.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 24, 2014, 10:14:47 PM


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.

Yeah, I don't think that's what the bother is. Most of the time it's when the poop bag finds it's way into a just emptied bin and then it bakes in the bottom of a 64 gallon bin for a week or more before it's even noticed.    I also don't like it when people put their filthy cigarette butts on my sidewalk, lawn, or in my trash. It smells and it stinks up my garage and my house.

Apparently you prefer all of this to end up in your mailbox.  Remind us where you live?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Cpa Cat on June 25, 2014, 07:16:12 AM
I usually get my dog to climb into others' trash cans, eat some garbage then leave a big nasty in the bottom of the can.  My neighbors always give me the stink eye.

I am thinking about training my dogs to sneak into people's compost heaps and leave a big fat one, but they are hound dogs so they would probably just eat the compost.

I used to live in Guelph, Ontario, where all waste must be sorted into dry waste (blue bags) and wet waste (green bags). Wet waste of composted. Pet waste was "wet", so you couldn't put it in a non-compostable bag first. You were allowed to put it in loose.

Some municipalities really take this shit seriously.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: netskyblue on June 25, 2014, 07:28:57 AM
Where I live, there are dog poop receptacles everywhere, where you can get a poop bag, and put the poop into.  This isn't normal?  I live in Iowa for goodness sake, about as backward as anywhere.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 25, 2014, 07:32:56 AM
Where I live, there are dog poop receptacles everywhere, where you can get a poop bag, and put the poop into.  This isn't normal?  I live in Iowa for goodness sake, about as backward as anywhere.

Apparently Iowa is on the cutting edge of poop.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rocksinmyhead on June 25, 2014, 07:39:53 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!

yeah, I can see this. overall I don't give a shit (ha!) but the scenario BlueHouse describes where the trash guys leave the little poop bags in your can (which, WTF? that would annoy me too but I understand you don't really have a choice) would be fucking awful. that said, based on my municipality's skillful handling of trash (no seriously they do a really good job), I don't care if someone puts their dog poop bags OR cigarette butts in my trash can if it's out by the curb. I have a dog, but don't smoke and think smoking/cigarettes are fucking vile and disgusting... but it's my TRASH CAN. I don't spend a lot of time hanging out by it and I don't really expect it to smell good! cigarette butts on my sidewalk or lawn, on the other hand, that's basically a hanging offense.

Although we are required to have the type of bins that can be mechanically lifted and poured into the truck, the collectors seem to prefer to just lift bags out of the bins, so that any small debris just falls to the bottom.  After a full day in the sun, it starts to stink and then the bags start to degrade, leaving your poop in our bins. 
That's the reality of the situation.  I'm sorry that you don't like it, but sometimes it's inconvenient to do the right thing.

I'm sorry you have to fish bags of dogshit out of your trash can, but don't blame me: this is not an issue where I live.  Like I said, my local trash collectors just empty whatever is in the bin into the truck and move on.  They are garbage collectors, not inspectors. I'd be switching trash companies if I were in your shoes and making it extremely clear why I was doing so.

I've never lived anywhere that I had a choice or trash collectors. I like the competition but that seems so wasteful too.

yeah, I used to live in St. Paul and it was like that there (you had a choice/figured out your own trash). often people would figure it out with their neighbors so at least the whole block would have the same trash service. I too am torn on the concept, more competition is almost always a good thing but it's SOOOOO inefficient.

one of the surprising things Tulsa actually gets right is trash/recycling service. I don't know what it was like before since they overhauled it a few months after I moved here and right before I moved from an apartment into a house, but now it's awesome. single-sort recycling is free, you get a big ol recycling bin and trash bin (you choose the size) provided by the city, and trash service fees are prorated based on your choice of bin size (I do wish there was a little more price differential, I think there are three sizes and the smallest is $12 and the largest is like $15, but oh well). if you have extra trash or green waste you can buy little stickers to put on those bags so they'll take them (but we also got a bunch of stickers for free when they started the new service, and I still have like 95% of them left). they drive the trucks with the automated bin-picker-upper feature so small stuff doesn't usually get left behind, and one time when we forgot to bring our bins down to the curb (they usually reside tucked up next to our porch behind a tree), the trash guys actually went up and grabbed them for us!!!! my boyfriend and I were pretty wowed by that one.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Rollin on June 25, 2014, 07:54:16 AM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.

That would piss me off too... it's trespassing, and mirrors the conceitedness of less conscientious pet owners who just leave their dog crap on the road (carry your damn poop home and put it in your own garbage can mkay?)

Really?  You are that possessive?  Besides, how can it be trespassing when the can is at the curb (I would not like someone coming on my property to do so - agreed there) and likely in the public right of way?  Also, in my area we do not even own the can, the city does. mkay...
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Joggernot on June 25, 2014, 07:56:42 AM
This whole thread brings back bad/good memories.  Back before plastic bags were put into garbage cans to keep them clean, my first job in high school was to clean about 30 garbage cans from the food service areas in the "state hospital".  The cleaning was done in the second basement of the mental ward.  Crawl in with a brush and scrub the inside and bottom of the can until it was clean.  At least I didn't get any visitors to check up on how I was doing down there.  And I'm sure it was a character building experience...;)
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 09:54:21 AM
This would work in my neighborhood.  People go nuts when a random dog walker drops a bagged dog-poop in their trash cans.  (bagged poop must be in a larger trash bag).  Someone could make a killing if they just decided to specialize in all the houses in this neighborhood that were built at the same time by the same developer.  We all have the same issues pop up at the same time.

That would piss me off too... it's trespassing, and mirrors the conceitedness of less conscientious pet owners who just leave their dog crap on the road (carry your damn poop home and put it in your own garbage can mkay?)

Really?  You are that possessive?  Besides, how can it be trespassing when the can is at the curb (I would not like someone coming on my property to do so - agreed there) and likely in the public right of way?  Also, in my area we do not even own the can, the city does. mkay...

It's not a possessive thing, it's an invasion of personal space thing.  The fact that I'm required to put my can at the curb for collection is not an invitation to use services I have paid for, for free.  The can should be closed prior to collection, and opening it is certainly an invasion just like opening my accidentally unlocked car door when parked on the street.

 I was contemplating trespassing because a can is on personal property, what, 99% of the time?  I don't know I don't even have one.  But I don't want your junk fliers on my mailbox, don't want your dog pee on the tree in front of my house, and don't want you to externalizers the social costs of your fetish for small animals.

Sometimes I think dog owners are like new parents, in that they think they are exempted from the rules just because they have a cute little thing.  You get the benefits of a loyal companion and take him around town to pee and shit all over.  If it's really onerous to hold onto that poop bag until you are home or at a public trash can, maybe you aren't responsible enough to take care of another living thing.  If you think it's no big deal, then just don't do it.  Clearly there are people who care, so why be a jerk and insist on imposing your fecal matter on others, or threaten to put it in their mailbox? 

Edit: regardless of can ownership or location, I am responsible for the can.  If you are not trespassing, you are illegally dumping (unauthorized disposal).  I may not own the sidewalk in front oft house, but I  responsible for its upkeep, and I don't want your poop there either, mkay?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rocksinmyhead on June 25, 2014, 10:33:19 AM
I was contemplating trespassing because a can is on personal property, what, 99% of the time?  I don't know I don't even have one.  But I don't want your junk fliers on my mailbox, don't want your dog pee on the tree in front of my house, and don't want you to externalizers the social costs of your fetish for small animals.

wow, is that an issue too? what about trees that are on the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street? not trying to be a jerk, but as someone who walks a dog regularly it just literally never occurred to me that that would upset people.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 10:40:51 AM
I was contemplating trespassing because a can is on personal property, what, 99% of the time?  I don't know I don't even have one.  But I don't want your junk fliers on my mailbox, don't want your dog pee on the tree in front of my house, and don't want you to externalizers the social costs of your fetish for small animals.

wow, is that an issue too? what about trees that are on the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street? not trying to be a jerk, but as someone who walks a dog regularly it just literally never occurred to me that that would upset people.

Of course not, that kills the patch of grass.  This obviously depends on the city, but places like NYC, DC, SF don't have nearly enough green space for the amount of pets that inhabit them.  I've seen countless signs in such median strips, begging dog owners not to allow their pet to pee there, because of some dying bush or grass or whatever.  If it was just one dog, it may not matter, but as you know, one dog pees there, 20 dogs want to pee there.  If you live out in the country, it's less of a concern, but it'll still make an unpleasant smell until the next rain (which in California can be months).  Lemme axe you... you are OK with ME regularly peeing in the grass in front of your house.

I understand that you're not trying to be a jerk(I'm not either).  I'm just observing that a lot of pet owners simply don't consider the impact of their pet ownership on others.  This isn't limited to pet owners, but barking dogs, crying babies in restaurants, etc. are common examples.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 25, 2014, 11:21:52 AM
I was contemplating trespassing because a can is on personal property, what, 99% of the time?  I don't know I don't even have one.  But I don't want your junk fliers on my mailbox, don't want your dog pee on the tree in front of my house, and don't want you to externalizers the social costs of your fetish for small animals.

wow, is that an issue too? what about trees that are on the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street? not trying to be a jerk, but as someone who walks a dog regularly it just literally never occurred to me that that would upset people.

Of course not, that kills the patch of grass.  This obviously depends on the city, but places like NYC, DC, SF don't have nearly enough green space for the amount of pets that inhabit them.  I've seen countless signs in such median strips, begging dog owners not to allow their pet to pee there, because of some dying bush or grass or whatever.  If it was just one dog, it may not matter, but as you know, one dog pees there, 20 dogs want to pee there.  If you live out in the country, it's less of a concern, but it'll still make an unpleasant smell until the next rain (which in California can be months).  Lemme axe you... you are OK with ME regularly peeing in the grass in front of your house.

I understand that you're not trying to be a jerk(I'm not either).  I'm just observing that a lot of pet owners simply don't consider the impact of their pet ownership on others.  This isn't limited to pet owners, but barking dogs, crying babies in restaurants, etc. are common examples.

You seem to have some real issues.  Perhaps you would be happiest locking yourself in a windowless basement where nobody can offend your delicate sensibilities.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rocksinmyhead on June 25, 2014, 12:09:12 PM
I was contemplating trespassing because a can is on personal property, what, 99% of the time?  I don't know I don't even have one.  But I don't want your junk fliers on my mailbox, don't want your dog pee on the tree in front of my house, and don't want you to externalizers the social costs of your fetish for small animals.

wow, is that an issue too? what about trees that are on the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street? not trying to be a jerk, but as someone who walks a dog regularly it just literally never occurred to me that that would upset people.

Of course not, that kills the patch of grass.  This obviously depends on the city, but places like NYC, DC, SF don't have nearly enough green space for the amount of pets that inhabit them.  I've seen countless signs in such median strips, begging dog owners not to allow their pet to pee there, because of some dying bush or grass or whatever.  If it was just one dog, it may not matter, but as you know, one dog pees there, 20 dogs want to pee there.  If you live out in the country, it's less of a concern, but it'll still make an unpleasant smell until the next rain (which in California can be months).  Lemme axe you... you are OK with ME regularly peeing in the grass in front of your house.

I understand that you're not trying to be a jerk(I'm not either).  I'm just observing that a lot of pet owners simply don't consider the impact of their pet ownership on others.  This isn't limited to pet owners, but barking dogs, crying babies in restaurants, etc. are common examples.

no, because you would be exposing yourself in front of my house and that is gross and creepy.

but my dog pees in my yard all the time and it doesn't reek of urine "until the next rain" (and no, I don't think I'm just oblivious to it, we entertain friends in our backyard often) and the grass isn't dead. I have never lived in a city as large/densely populated as those you mentioned, so maybe that's why I've never observed this issue. point taken, though, and I agree that in general people can be pretty oblivious to how their kid/pet/whatever annoys others.

but I'm still a little confused because your requirements that dogs not pee on any public green space ever seems to imply that you also think people should not walk their dogs ever, because what else is the dog owner supposed to do, catch the pee in a cup? I guess I really just don't get it. I'm sure you're not a jerk, and I get that not everyone likes dogs, but just asking, hypothetically, in your ideal world, would we just euthanize all dogs and be done with it?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 12:10:07 PM

You seem to have some real issues.  Perhaps you would be happiest locking yourself in a windowless basement where nobody can offend your delicate sensibilities.

I know, most people just love excrement.  I'm the one who is weird for not wanting it near me.  If you love it so much, perhaps you can put it in your pocket and not put it in other people's trash cans?  Nobody has yet explained to me why this is in any way hard.


no, because you would be exposing yourself in front of my house and that is gross and creepy.

but my dog pees in my yard all the time and it doesn't reek of urine "until the next rain" (and no, I don't think I'm just oblivious to it, we entertain friends in our backyard often) and the grass isn't dead. I have never lived in a city as large/densely populated as those you mentioned, so maybe that's why I've never observed this issue. point taken, though, and I agree that in general people can be pretty oblivious to how their kid/pet/whatever annoys others.

but I'm still a little confused because your requirements that dogs not pee on any public green space ever seems to imply that you also think people should not walk their dogs ever, because what else is the dog owner supposed to do, catch the pee in a cup? I guess I really just don't get it. I'm sure you're not a jerk, and I get that not everyone likes dogs, but just asking, hypothetically, in your ideal world, would we just euthanize all dogs and be done with it?

I actually love dogs and cats (but not their excrement, which is a big reason why I have none).

But I think there's a disconnect when you say it's not OK to see my penis (assuming I'm not being discreet), but I have to see dog penises whenever they pee on a tree, and dog assholes when they crap in the middle of a sidewalk.  Obviously, I wouldn't be exposing myself in a sexual nature (for example, in SF it would not be illegal for me to walk around nude for non-sexual purposes, not that I do it or enjoy it when others do).

Yeah, I'm not advocating laws against dog walking.  But in a perfect world, you'd walk your dog around town and let it poop or pee on your own property.  In this whole conversation, I still don't see why it's OK to externalize this stuff onto public land, other's property, etc. when you could just put the poop in your own can, or allow your dog to pee on your own property.

I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 on June 25, 2014, 12:30:28 PM

You seem to have some real issues.  Perhaps you would be happiest locking yourself in a windowless basement where nobody can offend your delicate sensibilities.

I know, most people just love excrement.  I'm the one who is weird for not wanting it near me.  If you love it so much, perhaps you can put it in your pocket and not put it in other people's trash cans?  Nobody has yet explained to me why this is in any way hard.


no, because you would be exposing yourself in front of my house and that is gross and creepy.

but my dog pees in my yard all the time and it doesn't reek of urine "until the next rain" (and no, I don't think I'm just oblivious to it, we entertain friends in our backyard often) and the grass isn't dead. I have never lived in a city as large/densely populated as those you mentioned, so maybe that's why I've never observed this issue. point taken, though, and I agree that in general people can be pretty oblivious to how their kid/pet/whatever annoys others.

but I'm still a little confused because your requirements that dogs not pee on any public green space ever seems to imply that you also think people should not walk their dogs ever, because what else is the dog owner supposed to do, catch the pee in a cup? I guess I really just don't get it. I'm sure you're not a jerk, and I get that not everyone likes dogs, but just asking, hypothetically, in your ideal world, would we just euthanize all dogs and be done with it?

I actually love dogs and cats (but not their excrement, which is a big reason why I have none).

But I think there's a disconnect when you say it's not OK to see my penis (assuming I'm not being discreet), but I have to see dog penises whenever they pee on a tree, and dog assholes when they crap in the middle of a sidewalk.  Obviously, I wouldn't be exposing myself in a sexual nature (for example, in SF it would not be illegal for me to walk around nude for non-sexual purposes, not that I do it or enjoy it when others do).

Yeah, I'm not advocating laws against dog walking.  But in a perfect world, you'd walk your dog around town and let it poop or pee on your own property.  In this whole conversation, I still don't see why it's OK to externalize this stuff onto public land, other's property, etc. when you could just put the poop in your own can, or allow your dog to pee on your own property.

I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.

Dr. Freud would love you.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 12:41:06 PM

You seem to have some real issues.  Perhaps you would be happiest locking yourself in a windowless basement where nobody can offend your delicate sensibilities.

I know, most people just love excrement.  I'm the one who is weird for not wanting it near me.  If you love it so much, perhaps you can put it in your pocket and not put it in other people's trash cans?  Nobody has yet explained to me why this is in any way hard.


no, because you would be exposing yourself in front of my house and that is gross and creepy.

but my dog pees in my yard all the time and it doesn't reek of urine "until the next rain" (and no, I don't think I'm just oblivious to it, we entertain friends in our backyard often) and the grass isn't dead. I have never lived in a city as large/densely populated as those you mentioned, so maybe that's why I've never observed this issue. point taken, though, and I agree that in general people can be pretty oblivious to how their kid/pet/whatever annoys others.

but I'm still a little confused because your requirements that dogs not pee on any public green space ever seems to imply that you also think people should not walk their dogs ever, because what else is the dog owner supposed to do, catch the pee in a cup? I guess I really just don't get it. I'm sure you're not a jerk, and I get that not everyone likes dogs, but just asking, hypothetically, in your ideal world, would we just euthanize all dogs and be done with it?

I actually love dogs and cats (but not their excrement, which is a big reason why I have none).

But I think there's a disconnect when you say it's not OK to see my penis (assuming I'm not being discreet), but I have to see dog penises whenever they pee on a tree, and dog assholes when they crap in the middle of a sidewalk.  Obviously, I wouldn't be exposing myself in a sexual nature (for example, in SF it would not be illegal for me to walk around nude for non-sexual purposes, not that I do it or enjoy it when others do).

Yeah, I'm not advocating laws against dog walking.  But in a perfect world, you'd walk your dog around town and let it poop or pee on your own property.  In this whole conversation, I still don't see why it's OK to externalize this stuff onto public land, other's property, etc. when you could just put the poop in your own can, or allow your dog to pee on your own property.

I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.

Dr. Freud would love you.

All this coming from a user whose forum avatar says "Don't touch my junk."  Cognitive dissonance much?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: windawake on June 25, 2014, 12:54:13 PM

I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.

Do you ever wake up in the morning, try to poop but you can't yet, then you go for a run or brisk walk, and suddenly you really have to poop? That's what it's like for dogs. They need a little physical activity to get the bowels moving. I can stand in my front yard for hours with my dog and she won't poop, but once we walk 2 block she craps a load.

I think this argument is very goofy. Who expects their trash can to smell like roses? I could care less if my outdoor trash bin smells a little poopy.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Cpa Cat on June 25, 2014, 01:30:25 PM
I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.

So - you're going to laugh - but I was annoyed that my cat wasn't covering up her poop in the litter box, so I looked it up. It turns out to be a dominance thing. She will cover up the other cat's poop (if the other cat doesn't volunteer) and then poop right on top, just to let everyone know who's on top of her little cat hierarchy.

We have a neighborhood cat that comes by and poops right outside our window whenever our cats are watching him. But only if they watch.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if dogs save it up for similar reasons. If you're a dog, with all that dog-dominance-pack mentality and you feel like a poop's coming on, but know you're going for a walk. Why wouldn't you spread it around town?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 01:56:21 PM

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if dogs save it up for similar reasons. If you're a dog, with all that dog-dominance-pack mentality and you feel like a poop's coming on, but know you're going for a walk. Why wouldn't you spread it around town?

So the dogs are just mirroring their owners attitudes, then?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rocksinmyhead on June 25, 2014, 02:18:09 PM

I know you can't reason with a dog like a human, but do dogs simply refuse to crap in your own yard?  Is it like an animal thing?  Serious question.

Do you ever wake up in the morning, try to poop but you can't yet, then you go for a run or brisk walk, and suddenly you really have to poop? That's what it's like for dogs. They need a little physical activity to get the bowels moving. I can stand in my front yard for hours with my dog and she won't poop, but once we walk 2 block she craps a load.

I think this argument is very goofy. Who expects their trash can to smell like roses? I could care less if my outdoor trash bin smells a little poopy.

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!
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: rocksinmyhead 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: brewer12345 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Hedge_87 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Must_Stash 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service - Reply from Owner!
Post by: Jodivee 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: boyerbt 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!

[villan voice]

Hahahaha!!!  Try and stop me!

[/villain voice]

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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: RetireAbroadAt35 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar 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!
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Simple Abundant Living 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!!
Title: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: renaite 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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Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: Dicey 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: farfromfire 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?
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar 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.

Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: dragoncar 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: I'm a red panda 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: jinga nation 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:
[img=720x467]http://www.tbo.com/storyimage/TB/20130929/ARTICLE/130929091/AR/0/AR-130929091.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: I'm a red panda 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.
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: BlueHouse 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. 
Title: Re: Trash Can Cleaning Service
Post by: sequoia 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.