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Waiting on new trash can, garbage piles up

Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM   |   Comments

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A woman in western Canada says she has been waiting for days for a new trash can to replace one that was stolen, and the pile of used diapers is getting higher.

Liz Pimentel of Winnipeg told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that by Friday she had five days worth of accumulated trash.

"If you have a toddler like me ... it's going to be a lot of garbage," Pimentel said, adding that the garbage pile includes used disposable diapers.

Pimentel said when she called the city Monday to report the trash bin stolen, she was told she would not get a replacement immediately because the stolen one could be tracked. The cans have bar codes that allow them to be identified if they turn up after a theft.

Officials say Pimentel will be charged $60 for the replacement. The money will be refunded if the stolen bin resurfaces.

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