Friday, October 23, 2009

Recycle Fail

From an anonymous reader. Photo taken at Eisenhower Ave.:

"Seriously, even the recycling bin is out of order now? How do you break a recycling bin, and how do you fix one?"

Other items:
Orange/Red delays this weekend (WMATA)
Smoke Brake (WJLA)
"Prototype" anti-collision system ready to "test" (WTOP)
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Metro working out deal with Google transit ( Congrats GGW!!)
Metro will open early Sunday for MC Marathon (WMATA)
BART comes up with unique way to encourage ridership (BART) h/t @myriadian

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Scott Gentzen said...

Recycle it?

Anonymous said...

Could it be that it is full of newspapers and whoever is supposed to empty it hasnt done their job?

Anonymous said...

The only thing I can come up with is that the bin the papers are supposed to go into was missing. Weird and sad though.

Anonymous said...

translation: we're too lazy to keep emptying it out all the time so we're putting up this sign to make you think that it can't be used.

NOW where am i supposed to stuff my aborted babies?!

Anonymous said...

OK. I have no useful comment but I am laughing my tail off on this one. Perhaps they should have just posted "unavailable."

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could not get the slot at the top to close after papers went in, so they had to take it out of service. Eventually, someone will realize that the slot is not supposed to close, and then they will place it back in service.
"First time riding Metro? Great! But you should know that our recycling cans do not work like garbage cans you might be familiar with. . . ."

Anonymous said...

How is this for an explanation:
Every morning there are a few cheap ass fornicators who, not wanting to spend the 75 cents for a Washington Post, will go digging in the recycling trash can looking for that day's edition and making a mess of it. Ask them what they are doing and they treat you as if you just walked into their kitchen while they were looking for some lost item.
So, instead of having to babysit a trashcan and dealing with douche bags, you put a sign over it and walk away.
Just a hunch. It would never happen.

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that that trash can has been "out of order" for at least a few weeks now.

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