Readers of the US version of Travel and Leisure magazine voted Minneapolis America's cleanest city in 2010. Its hygienic credentials are largely attributable to its Downtown Improvement District - an area encompassing 120 blocks overseen by "clean ambassadors" who are on hand to deal with everything from blocked storm drains to wonky street signs.
Last year, these neat freaks removed an impressive 350 tonnes of rubbish and erased 5,753 items of graffiti. And if you're the kind of person who has a rusting washing machine in the back of your garden, Minneapolis is the place for you - it's the only city in America to accept electronic waste at no extra charge.
What about any of the German cities? I was in Edinburgh not long ago and i will say with full confidence that Berlin is a damn cleaner city than it. I reckon theres more bins on Friedrichstraße than in the whole of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is actually a dump.
And just as a follow-up, because I am genuinely annoyed at the rubbish (the genuine rubbish) you bombard us with...
For all of you out there who share my sentiments, I did my own research (genuine research) on the writer, Tamara Hinson.
This is MSN's own biography: "Tamara Hinson is a Surrey-based freelance lifestyle and travel writer. After graduating from Southampton university, Tamara spent several years abroad working as a snowboard instructor and chalet girl in Canada and Europe before embarking upon a freelance writing career two years ago.
She enjoys keeping fit and travelling and her favourite countries are Cambodia and Peru."
Hey Tamara: stick to the chalet cleaning, you know sweet nothing about basic journalism.
Dublin is damned filthy!
I think in today's macho and laddette society many people don't even think about it when dropping their rubbish.
Dirty cities are a product of the dirty people that live and work in them. Cities don't make litter, rubbish, filth etc., people do.
2 British cities??? Who's the joker who wrote this article.
I was in the forces (Navy) for donkeys years and travelled all over the planet....The one thing you always noticed when you got back to Blighty was the crap littered all over the place!
By and large we have raised a nation of litter louts.