Most suburbs all over Perth have what’s known as the bulk kerbside rubbish collection which is run by the local council. Basically any junk you don’t want is put out on the street verge for the local council to pick up and take away. This happens two or three times a year.
End of the road for these chairs
As a consequence, all manner of junk gets put out… TV’s. refrigerators, furniture, bbqs, microwave ovens, computers, beds, mattresses, cardboard anything and everything. I’m surprised quite often to see household appliances thrown out which are only a few years old..obviously not built to last.
To some people, this is nothing but junk and good riddance to it… take it away please. But to others, it’s like a drive thru/kerbside supermarket where the price is always right, complete with no hassle return if your not satisfied. Well.. like the saying goes ‘satisfaction, or double your rubbish back!’ lol
Video killed the radio star.. now video is thrown out!
Microwave – thrown out – BING!
The show is truly over for this large television
No no! not the comfy chair!
Briefcase full of money perhaps?
Now what appears to be worthless junk on the side of the road to some people… is, for others something of value and well worth stopping to do ‘pickup‘. In fact, come Sunday afternoon there is a procession of vehicles including small trucks driving around picking up unwanted and discarded goods. It amazes me what people throw out sometimes, no wonder people pick this stuff up I’ve seen furniture thrown out better than what I’ve got! aiyo!
Sometimes I see people picking up items that would be of little value(or so I think), such as old washing machines and dryers, but for these people they know something I don’t… for there must be some value in these items. Perhaps they plan to do a lot of washing… or maybe they are one of those tinkerer/mad scientist type robot builders working on the next Terminator prototype. “I’ll be back!!….for your Fisher & Paykel washing machine“. 😮
But more likely, they are stripping the parts out of the machines and selling them on Ebay for easy money. Hmm clever.
With increasing amounts on computers being thrown out, these are recently being targeted by ‘Hi-Tech’ collectors mainly for components inside such as CPU’s, hard drives and RAM. Oh… I hope people who throw these computers out remember to erase any sensitive information on the hard drive. Ummm and those naked pics of yourself haha 😉
Well good on people for picking up this stuff and making use of it. This is grassroots recycling, and goes to show that recycling doesn’t need to involve government departments with recycling strategies, steering committees and multinational companies with huge sorting machines. What is more interesting, that this type of recycling just occurs without anyone organising it, people do it because they can directly benefit from doing it and will continue to do so. In addition people throwing the stuff out are more than likely glad to see their former possessions being used in some productive way instead of becoming landfill.
Aiyo! No money in briefcase