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Salvatore

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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2013, 12:14:04 pm »
A roadside bin in Denmark:
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2013, 12:23:16 pm »
Outside the entrance to the Botanical Gardens on Большой Соловецкий остров *

This is the most northerly bin I've ever photographed:


It's about 5 feet NNE of this one:


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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2013, 02:40:46 pm »
It's about 5 feet NNE of this one:
;D

We want greater precision next time though.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2013, 08:33:56 pm »
Saw one of those in York last year.  Thought it was a dalek.

The technology isn't absurd in a world where it's more expensive to empty bins than to make solar-powered miniature compactors.  Given that emptying bins involves employing binmen, that seems entirely plausible.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2013, 08:48:04 pm »
Solar powered bins have been popping up all over Oxford for the last few months. I was quite curious as to why a bin should need solar power, but according to their website [http://www.bigbellysolar.co.uk/] it has a compactor so it doesn't need to be emptied as often and has some sort of fancy telemetry that tells the head office when it needs emptying. This strikes me, slightly, as an absurd use of technology, but I suppose our cash-strapped local authority has got to justify its Council Tax bill somehow. I wonder how long the solar bins'll last before they revert to being, well, just bins?


SolarBin by Oranj, on Flickr

Hmm... I suppose if the authority hasn't got the Honest Frontery to just say "Our Council tax bill is so high because of the astronomically expensive Pension Bill we have to cover. In fact, in the next twenty years or so, that's ALL we'll be able to afford - because so many of our employees are "retiring" at 50 and we're so unbelievably generous that we happily give them their pensions early."

Uh oh. I appear to have become the Daily Mail. Bugger.

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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2013, 10:28:14 pm »
We have many of these solar bins at the Uni. I can get more pictures and find out how well they are behaving if you are interested.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2013, 08:34:58 am »
Solar powered bins have been popping up all over Oxford for the last few months. I was quite curious as to why a bin should need solar power, but according to their website [http://www.bigbellysolar.co.uk/] it has a compactor so it doesn't need to be emptied as often and has some sort of fancy telemetry that tells the head office when it needs emptying. This strikes me, slightly, as an absurd use of technology, but I suppose our cash-strapped local authority has got to justify its Council Tax bill somehow. I wonder how long the solar bins'll last before they revert to being, well, just bins?


SolarBin by Oranj, on Flickr

Hmm... I suppose if the authority hasn't got the Honest Frontery to just say "Our Council tax bill is so high because of the astronomically expensive Pension Bill we have to cover. In fact, in the next twenty years or so, that's ALL we'll be able to afford - because so many of our employees are "retiring" at 50 and we're so unbelievably generous that we happily give them their pensions early."

Uh oh. I appear to have become the Daily Mail. Bugger.

If you really believe what you said about LA employees retiring at 50, then you really have become the daily mail.  Totally untrue, and I'll forgive, you for realising you are at risk of becoming Mr Daily Mail...
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2013, 06:31:32 pm »
Aberdeen bins with leopards:


IMG_2390 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_2391 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2014, 12:45:23 pm »
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2014, 01:12:40 pm »


In Cambridge a few years ago.

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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2014, 02:47:50 pm »
It would make sense if he were playing a banjo!
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2014, 10:13:42 am »
A group portrait from a picturesque spot in the New Forest:


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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2014, 04:01:27 pm »


A blurry photo of just some of the many thousands of bins that guard the lay-bys of the A34.  Either someone's got some credible research evidence of the meagre distance the average driver is willing to walk to properly dispose of litter, or there's some sort of sinister bin-based conspiracy afoot.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2014, 08:39:23 am »

This one was originally taken due to the fuddish parking of the berk inna Merc but, by happy coincidence, there is a generic USAnian motorway services BIN in the background.  Mahoning Valley Service Plaza, Ohio, September 2013.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2014, 04:45:35 pm »
Inspired by my serendipitous BIN find above, I offer:


My BINS, including New! IMPROVED!! brown BIN with a sensible number of wheels.  Palm tree is to persuade the viewer than I live in a tropical paradise rather than Walthamstow.


This orphaned BIN took up residence at Larrington Towers a few weeks ago.  When he first arrived he was clearly drunk, and lying in a heap, but he has sobered up now.  I've run his fingerprints and DNA through The Database, but no hits :(
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2014, 02:01:21 am »

A BIN.  I think these are BEAR-proof.  Lake Mead in the background.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2014, 04:25:18 am »

This fine and shiny BIN lives somewhere off CA-190 in the southern Sierra Nevada
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2014, 07:14:43 pm »


Somewhere on NCN 8 in the middle of the Hafren Forest, with no obvious sign of anything that might generate recycling nearby.   ???
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #69 on: September 28, 2014, 04:51:00 pm »

BEAR-proof BIN at Crowe Gulch, about three miles up Pike's Peak, Colorado


Detail of BEAR-proof fastening gadget
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2014, 07:38:05 pm »


Bench & BIN, Hillingdon Cycle Circuit.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2014, 07:57:32 pm »
That's a cute bin.  With its own bench.  How thoughtful.
I also like the bear bin.  I wonder if they will ever evolve opposable claws to deal with them. 
Sadly, I passed no bins today. 

Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2014, 10:25:21 pm »


Bins. Lots of.

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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2014, 01:39:23 am »


Shamelessly stolen from "Signs Of Life" by Alex Normanton & Dave Askwith.
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Re: Bins for Jane (and everyone else!)
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2014, 02:16:47 pm »
Taken specifically with this thread in mind.

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex