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Old 12.06.2011, 20:10
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Littering in grill areas

I run regularly through the Altstetterwald and my home stretch is via Hasenrein which has a nice patch of grass overlooking the rooftops of Albisrieden and beyond. Hasenrein has a few grill areas and a lot of folks come on summer days to barbecue.

What gets my goat is the amount of litter people leave there. If you run through there on a Monday there is rubbish strewn everywhere - in some cases they haven't even attempted to put it in the bins (which are too small to take a significant amount anyway).

Why can't these people just take their cr@p home and stop spoiling an otherwise pleasant spot for the rest of us?

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Old 12.06.2011, 20:15
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Re: Littering in grill areas

I am sure it's the furners. Local yokels would NEVER do such a thing.
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Both - well, some of both. Hate it, whoever does it.
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Old 12.06.2011, 21:09
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Re: Littering in grill areas

I get really cheesed off when people litter too. When I was a kid, it was drummed into our heads that we were to always behave and act wherever we were as we would in our home. I also get annoyed with wads of gum that get spat out and slime blobs on the ground

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Old 12.06.2011, 23:01
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Re: Littering in grill areas

Mumble mumble effin smokers and their cigarette butts all over Zurich mumble mumble

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Re: Littering in grill areas

I notice the same attitude to surroundings locally as in a third-world country. And if you comment on it, you're infringing on people's freedom to do as they (expletive) please.....

And no, it's not mainly the "furners" - it's mainly the (expletive) locals who don't know better, mostly because they haven't been taught how to behave while they were growing up. Of course, that would have been a hindrance to natural development of a nascent personality.

Makes me sick to see where we're going.
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Re: Littering in grill areas

At the Badi in Balldegg I am amazed at the amount of litter left by the visitors, usally within 10 feet of a good sized bin, I mean what the f*k, why are you so godamm lazy whoever you are
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At the Badi in Balldegg I am amazed at the amount of litter left by the visitors, usally within 10 feet of a good sized bin, I mean what the f*k, why are you so godamm lazy whoever you are
Because they don't f*k1n6 care.....
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Why can't these people just take their cr@p home and stop spoiling an otherwise pleasant spot for the rest of us?
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Because they're selfish, lazy slobs who get away with it.
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Re: Littering in grill areas

Isn't there a fine for littering here?

I have lately seen a lot littering by teens and people being scared to tell them what they think, just shaking their heads. But we are swamped by festivals these days, so I guess people think they can trash the place.
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Re: Littering in grill areas

OK if you party in a park or beach- then go on to Club- taking rubbish away is not practical. But just get a party together to go back next day with a couple of bin liners and get it sorted.
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As far as I recall, no, in fact it's not even illegal.

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OK if you party in a park or beach- then go on to Club- taking rubbish away is not practical. But just get a party together to go back next day with a couple of bin liners and get it sorted.
I disagree, if you can get the stuff there,you can just as easily take it away, sheer laziness and disrespect for the environment(Ah the youth of today)
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Old 15.06.2011, 15:12
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OK if you party in a park or beach- then go on to Club- taking rubbish away is not practical. But just get a party together to go back next day with a couple of bin liners and get it sorted.
They usually put bins and even tin recycling facilities close to the parks and beaches round here.

I always thought the Picnic areas and such were incredibly tidy, with the locals packing all rubbish up and taking it with in areas with no bins.
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Re: Littering in grill areas

The stretch of lake near us is a disgrace the evening after a nice sunny day, with a liberal scattering of food papers, disposable barbecues, beer cans and even discarded nappies.

However the next morning, usually when I am on my running circuit around 6.30, it's nearly all cleared away thanks to a fleet of ride-on vacuum cleaners, and chaps with bin bags and grabbers.

A couple of years ago a load of bins were installed in the area but it didn't do any good.

Mucky pups.
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