A “NO DUMPING” sign put up by the City of Burnaby was no match for the laziness of one or more people who needed to get rid of their junk.
As can be seen by a photo posted on Twitter by Carrie McLaren – who tweets at cwalkker – a load of furniture items was dumped on Horne Street just east of Gaglardi Way right next to the sign.
A frustrated McLaren tweeted it out to the city, along with a message for residents: “If u can dump it here u can take the extra 10 minutes to the recycle places or call the city.”
The city responded promptly on Twitter, saying its sanitation department would be by to clean it up.
In response to the city, McLaren tweeted: “Just sorry to see that people dump there all the time. Hope the sanitation dept doesn’t get too sick of this. There are so many alternatives to getting rid of unwanted furniture available instead of leaving on the curb.”
According to a story the NOW did on city-wide illegal dumping in May, some of the hot-spots for dumping in Burnaby are at Barnet Highway and Cariboo Road, 18th Street and 11th Avenue, Venture Street and Lake City Way, and in cul-de-sacs at Manchester Drive, and off Cardston Court, and Horne Street. The City of Burnaby is using cameras in some of these locations to catch dumpers.