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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by age'd parent, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. age'd parent

    age'd parent 50,000th poster!

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    I usually pick up the odd can when walking the dog but this morning I went back with the wifes pick up stick thingy to clear up a load of drug paraphernalia from by the kids play park on Prospect rd, on the little bank on ST 16 , about six bare needles and silver spoon things, plus wipes and several gungy bags and drug boxes were scattered all over the entrance, what sort of moron dumps this stuff by a children's play park! :mad:
     
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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The same sort of moron that takes this stuff in the first place.
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Needles should not really be disposed of in general waste.

    I imagine/hope that Street Scene have access to the 'official system' for that sort of specialist waste.
     
  5. kyoto49

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    Well done for picking this stuff up. As Gramaisc says, the needles need to go in a 'sharps' box. Not sure where the general public can access one of these...
     
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    What do I do if I find broken glass or other sharp items?
    When litter is considered dangerous to the public, as in the case of broken glass and sharps (which include, needles and other drug-related items), Streetscene will try to clear it up the same day as it is reported to us.

    DO NOT pick it up! You should contact us and we will arrange for its safe disposal. In the case of sharps, if they are on privately owned property, we will still collect them although charges may apply.

    To report broken glass or sharps please call 01785 619401 or email us at info@staffordbc.gov.uk.
     
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    Walked through Northfields yesterday evening and was mortified by the litter.
     
  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A day's worth.

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    Having lived just off Prospect Road once, I’m honestly not all that surprised.

    I know it’s the cop-out solution, but if you want a nice play park for your kids, don’t use that one. I was never allowed to play in the main park of my home town for the same reason - it was (probably still is) a drug den.
     
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    Just in Stafford?

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  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Just one day from the town centre.
     
  12. PeterD

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    The day of the 10k?
     
  13. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Friday 22nd - the pile was probably Thursday's pickings, I suspect.
     
  14. PeterD

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    In that case, wow.
     
  15. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Perfect example just now.

    Bloke standing next to the bin outside the Orange shop, finished his fag and, rather than use the stubber and the bin next to him, dropped the dog end on the floor, stood on it and walked off.

    Less than a yard from the facilities provided.
     
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    Weened?
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Absolutely shocking and disgusting! I hope the people that dumped this are found and prosecuted.
     
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    There has to be something in that which could lead to a prosecution.
     
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    It's like a dustbin motors been emptied out.
     

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