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This garbage crisis that never ceases to ulcerate Parisians


INQUIRY – This Monday, a general assembly should decide whether or not to continue the strike movement. In the meantime, local residents pay private companies to have their waste collected.


It's obsessive.

People only talk to me about garbage cans.

But I am helpless because everything is managed by the central town hall and

Anne Hidalgo


Lately, Jean-Pierre Lecoq, the LR mayor of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, has been slapped by exasperated residents as soon as he crosses the door of his town hall.

In the narrow streets of this tourist Paris where the sidewalks have become impassable, bags of rubbish continue to pile up.

On a carriage entrance, rue Bonaparte, residents who have to step over a mountain of garbage to enter their homes have posted a sign:

“We are not a waste disposal centre.


We can barely go home.”

This Monday, Parisians will know if they will finally get out of this nightmare or if the thousands of tons of uncollected rubbish will continue to make the front page of foreign tabloids.

While 25% of the city's agents were on strike last week, a general meeting should be held to decide on the prosecution...

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Source: lefigaro

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