'They s--t everywhere:' Man says RiNo neighborhood has become a public toilet

Posted at 9:33 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 00:50:54-04

DENVER -- The trash and litter outside Alex Renteria's home near 28th and Larimer are the least of his worries. 

"They literally s--t in my alley. They s--t! You can go next to that trash can, and I promise you'll find a turd," he told Denver7. 

He blames the homeless people that either travel through or live in the alley that runs parallel between Larimer and Lawrence. But he says they aren't the only culprits. 

"People leave the bars and come right down my alley and defecate and urinate," he added.

Denver does have public restrooms -- probably more than ever thanks to a city-wide initiative that includes two portable restrooms. But the issue here is that there are no public spots in RiNo, and they all close by midnight. 

"I was thinking about putting up a port-a-potty at both ends of my block. Maybe people can have a restroom," Renteria said. 

So for now, he's -- you-know-what -- out of luck.