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Tarnishing the Jewel: How about alternatives to those trashy trash cans in La Jolla?

Jan Hageman wants new trash cans in La Jolla to take the place of containers like this one that seagulls can get into.
Local resident Jan Hageman wants new trash cans in La Jolla to take the place of containers like this one that seagulls can get into.
(Jan Hageman)

Local resident Jan Hageman wrote to the La Jolla Light that he has been collecting photos of “the almost daily trash all over Cuvier Park. I see nicer trash and recycling containers in communities like Del Mar, Camino del Sur, Palm Springs and many more.”

He said he started researching alternative bins that may help prevent seagulls from getting into the trash.

Jan Hageman points to trash and recycling containers like these in Del Mar as the type he'd like to see around La Jolla.
Local resident Jan Hageman points to trash and recycling containers like these in Del Mar as the type he’d like to see around La Jolla.
(Jan Hageman)

“I’ve started presenting those to La Jolla Parks & Beaches and suggested on Nextdoor to others upset about the continuous trash problem to donate time or money to LJP&B,” Hageman wrote.

He included photos of a trash can in La Jolla and trash and recycling containers in Del Mar.

If you see something around La Jolla that you think needs some work, send photos for our Tarnishing the Jewel feature to robert.vardon@lajollalight.com. Or if you find something worthy of kudos, send photos of that for our sister feature, Polishing the Jewel.