Saturday, November 24, 2007

More Garbage Boxes

I had several emails yesterday about "garbage boxes". Quite a few people asked for a little more information so I am sending more photos today.

Most towns in Newfoundland and Labrador have by-laws that require people to cover their garbage because seagulls, crows, dogs and other animals tear open garbage bags, causing a mess. Many people have built or purchased containers in which they store their garbage bags full of trash until they are picked up once a week and trucked to a landfill.

I photograph the ones that catch my attention and show the creativity of the owners. The first one is entirely made of small trees. The second has a "painting" that depicts a rural scene and the others, like one I sent yesterday, have animal designs.

I didn't think garbage boxes were unique to our part of the world, but they may be. If they are used where you live, feel free to let me know.


bearkat said...

bruce..that would sure go a long ways to beautifying the city if we had these here....mostly it's just the commercial dumpsters...and for residential...plain old garbage cans..or they just leave the bags in the back alley...and then the bottle pickers come along and make a mess of things...i haven't seen these out maybe it is unique to your part of the country!!

K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day said...

To be honest I am not sure they are used in St. John's. I see them in rural areas around Newfoundland and Labrador.

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