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People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco

In 2011, just over 5,500 reports feces in public were logged by the San Francisco Department of Public Works; in 2018, the number was more than 28,000.
A trash can on Market Street in San Francisco.

San Francisco streets are so dirty, the city is spending nearly $300,000 on trash bins that send a warning when they’re overflowing

San Francisco is installing sensors on 1,000 trash bins in an effort to curb littering and illegal dumping.
Graffiti presumably made of poop in downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco’s homelessness crisis is so bad, people appear to be using poop to graffiti the sidewalks

An NBC Bay Area investigation found graffiti presumably written in feces in downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco’s dirtiest street has an outdoor drug market, discarded heroin needles, and piles of poop on the sidewalk

Residents of Hyde Street's 300 block report having to hose down urine in front of their offices or hold their breath to avoid the stench of feces. It's located in the Tenderloin neighborhood, which houses both extreme poverty and extreme wealth.
Cigarette butts line a street in San Francisco

San Francisco paid $400,000 for questionable research that says its filthy streets are clean

Even the city's budget analysts and auditors have questioned the veracity of the findings, which seem to contradict their own mayor's claim that the streets are filthier than before.

San Francisco spent $54 million this year on street cleanup — here’s why it’s shelling out way more than other cities

The city's rising homelessness crisis has created a need for additional, and more frequent, services. While the average city cleanup staff has around 40 workers, San Francisco's has more than 300.

San Francisco has a ‘Poop Patrol’ to deal with its feces problem, and workers make more than $184,000 a year in salary and benefits

Employees of San Francisco's "Poop Patrol" are set to earn $71,760 a year, plus an additional $112,918 in benefits.The city has set aside $830,977 for the cleanup program, which aims to eliminate troubling amounts of feces on the streets.
Mandated benefits reportedly bump the job up to six figures.

People are being paid more than $70,000 a year to clean poop off the streets of San Francisco

San Francisco is facing a flood of feces in its streets, largely due to the city's worsening homeless crisis. The city has opted to set up a 'poop patrol' to clean things up, and will be paying its members over $70,000 a year.

San Francisco’s sidewalks are covered with human feces, so the city is launching a ‘Poop Patrol’ to deal with its No. 2 problem

In San Francisco, people call the city's telephone hotline about 65 times a day to report human feces on streets and sidewalks. That adds up to 14,597 calls placed to 311 between January 1 and August 13. Now, city officials are ramping up their response to San Francisco's "poop problem."

Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there’s a bigger threat

Bacteria from sewage isn't the biggest health threat facing Floridians after Hurricane Irma. A microbe called Vibrio poses more serious risks.