Elevator pits - The first picture is from a building I was at on Tuesday from a library. The elevator professional told the building he didn't clean pits, it wasn't his job. The mechanic having a sparkling personality, refusing to clean the pit and the increasing cost of the maintenance agreement is leading the building to change contractors.
[Then you get some buildings who use the pit as a garbage can - This is not the elevator persons job to clean up every month - If this is the case the contractor should be having a conversation with the building owner to curtail the behavior]
[This is a great looking pit - this was not from a building we maintained at the time so whomever did this it looks great!]