- Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:56am
- 17,470 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 17th November 2020, 10:36 AM
Remember when the dustbin men came and they had to walk down your path and lift the heavy metal dustbins and tip them in the lorry. Then take them back down your drive.
I clearly (obviously!) remember those old dust carts too, where the men even came into your back garden and emptied your bin into like a larger open bin (with all the fire ash dust swirling everywhere!), then carry it on their shoulder to empty into a dustcart that was about a third of the size of what we see now. So they didn't actually take your bin to the dustcart.
Clearly we didn't have so much rubbish then! No packaging to speak of, apart from a few tin cans, and things like glass bottles were 100% recyclable/returnable.