By C.W. Nevius
The Tuesday column about the entitled picnicers at Dolores Park, who bring in bags of food and drink, spend the day and leave the trash for someone else to pick up, struck a nerve in San Francisco. Not only were there lots of response — none in defense of the litterbugs, but we got some more numbers and examples about just how bad thing are.
First, Rec and Park sent along some stats. Executive director Phil Ginsburg says he checked with his crews and found the following:
There are eight 96-gallon “toters,” which are emptied twice a day. There are 20 30-gallon cans, also emptied twice a day. And there is a six cubic yard debris box, enough to fill three pickup trucks, that is emptied twice a day. That’s an astonishing amount of trash, but given the fact that before the renovation project began at the park, Rec and Park executive director Ginsburg said as many as 10,000 people could fill the park, it seems logical.