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    A startup claiming to take trash out to the curb in select San Francisco neighborhoods is either a big parody or a service rife for mockery.

    If you live in the Castro, Lower Haight or Mission, TrashDay purports to soon launch a service where workers will roll your bins to the sidewalk on garbage collection days and then come back the next day to put them back.

    TrashDay has not returned calls from several media outlets, including NBC Bay Area, leading to speculation that the site might not be legit.

    "This startup is so basic people think it's fake," reported SFGate, prompting commenters to add their own definitely-fake company ideas, including spoon feeding your dinner to you and taking your ATM card and giving you a fraction of the money withdrawn.

    "What Does It Say About SF That No One Knows If This Trashcan-Scooting Startup Is Real?" wondered SFist

    What might seem like a lazy task is actually a legitimate need for many disabled or elderly customers who have trouble getting their garbage bins to the curb. Recology SF offers the same service for a small fee.

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