Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

Was out Saturday morning in DuPont and was stopped at a red light when I saw someone trying to carefully balance a paper shopping bag full of trash on top of an already overflowing trash can. When that proved impossible, the person put it on the sidewalk next to the trash can and walked away.

I thought that was odd, then I noticed that every trash can I drove by in Dupont was overflowing with what looks like trash bags filled with household trash. Is this a thing? Is this due to the cold or do people always do this? Have I been a sucker all these years dragging my trash can and recyclables to the curb every week? So. Many. Questions.

But seriously, do people really put their household trash in public trash cans?”


Subscribe to our mailing list