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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 27th November, 2012)

Bin Day

Bin Day

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR )
Views: 4,112

Comment by: Ken R on 27th November 2012 at 00:09

Atteeeentiooon, get into line there the king of the bin men is coming.

Comment by: alan on 27th November 2012 at 00:34

Looks like the back of Coronation Street !

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th November 2012 at 01:54

Hey how come you have nice blue bins!!!! We have got boring dark green ones with a yellow lid and a red lid. After that bit of riveting info, nice colourful pic Mick, cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th November 2012 at 04:40

I`m somewhat puzzled, Mick, as to how these bins get to the bin lorry.
Are they man-handled to the end of the alley, or can the bin loory go down the alley?
Is this in the Gidlow Lane area? (your last comment on P-a-D 22nd Nov.`12 )
Can`t remember refuse disposal in the era of outside toilets.

Comment by: Allan Marshall on 27th November 2012 at 06:24

Speachless. RUBBISH BINS?

Comment by: Helen on 27th November 2012 at 08:32

Just goes to show what an eyesore the invention of the wheelie bin has become. I see rows of nice old terraced houses with no side entrance, their tiny front gardens littered with these bins.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th November 2012 at 08:47

You march them down to the end of the ally Ernest then you march them back again!!! Yep it is a real mystery, but I am sure some one with the knowledge will tell us,32deg today 37deg tomorrow, 39deg for Thursday , cheers!!!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 27th November 2012 at 08:50

Ernest, by the looks of it its 'Black & Blue' bin day - the preponderance of blue bins in the foreground is the result of the paper salvage lorry (taking the contents of the blue bins) having followed the general waste (from the black bins) lorry around. The residents wheel their bins to one end of the back entry or the other on the set day. I expect neighbours do the job for the elderly or infirm. The gates on each end of the entries stop kids turning the bins over for a laugh.
There aren't many green (for garden waste) bins, which you'd expect, given these houses wouldn't have much of a garden) - but where are the brown (for recyclables) bins?
Super pic, Mick - recording the everyday we take for granted, and yet which says so much about how a small but vital part of our lives is organised.

Comment by: Jathbee on 27th November 2012 at 08:52

That would not have made a good video lol.

Comment by: Dogear on 27th November 2012 at 10:56

What next!

Comment by: Mick on 27th November 2012 at 11:12

Ernest Im stood on West st and the bins are in the back alley in between Gidlow lane and Delph st, Im looking towards Park road.

It looks a bit Coronation st to me as well , but Ive noticed when you see Corries back alley no one as a wheelie bin.

Heres a historical video of Wigan binmen, this was recorded in the old days before we had blue green and brown bins.


Comment by: Janice on 27th November 2012 at 11:16

The bins have become more of an ayesore than the rubbish (despite the bright colours). I live in a maisonette where I have a cupboard purpose built for 1 bin. As we now have grey, blue, brown, green and mini green bins, between the two flats we have 10 bins outside the ground floor window on the front. There is nowhere else to put them- and there are a total of 12 flats in the block, the bins overwhelm the property and look absolutely awful. God knows what the houses across the road think of the view.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th November 2012 at 14:26

Thanks Rev David and Mick.
Since I don`t buy newspapers now (use the Internet !), I just use the bag for free papers etc.
I`ve just come from Bolton by train and you can now see St,Catherine`s Ch.- no leaves ! Re-building of the spire is now in progress.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th November 2012 at 17:54

We are still in darkness here, anyone know what it means when the full moon is very yellow?? Cheers!!

Comment by: tricia on 27th November 2012 at 18:58

Just got back in and there is a full moon here as well.... it means look out for werewolves!!! lol

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th November 2012 at 19:20

Tricia, thanks for that, knew it was something to do with some kind of beastie!!!! Cheers !!

Comment by: Janice on 27th November 2012 at 19:23

Lizzie, the moon is always white and does not change colour, however as it get closer to the horizon and Earths atmosphere, it shines through polution and scattered light particles, it can look red at it's nearest to the horizon.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th November 2012 at 19:38

Janice you are probably spot on there, may be the very warm days lately have something to do with the pollution saturating the air somewhat I am just guessing. Another scorcher at 37deg which the powers that be say it is not that unusual for November!! Thanks again, cheers!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 27th November 2012 at 21:50

This to me is a proper town picture...everyday life ...well done Mick

(don`t like them though!)

Comment by: Ken R on 27th November 2012 at 23:37

Lizzie, the reason the moon is yellowish is that at this time of year it has too much yellow cheddar offsetting the white cheddar.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 28th November 2012 at 09:47

Ken, I will have to process all this stuff about the yellow moon, beasties, cheese, or pollution and light particles!! I think Janice's answer is probably the correct one, thanks folks, cheers.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th November 2012 at 22:54

Mick, I`ve looked at this alley using Street View on Google Earth and there`s not a bin in sight !

Comment by: John H on 1st December 2012 at 11:25

Well done mick, now I can see where our council tax goes. arnt we lucky to have all these bins

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