Snicker. I have yet to see a garbage container I consider to be attractive. I
grew up with those steel cans from Wheeling PA. After a month of use they were
all dented and banged up but everyone kept using them for years and years.
At least these bins have wheels and are replaced at no cost when they become
I grew up with the steel cans in Queens, NYC. It seemed that the newer they
were, the harder the sanitation workers banged them on the back of the
truck when emptying them.
They also never put the lids back on or even used the smallest amount of
effort to stand them upright after they were empty. On trash day, the cans
and lids were strewn all over the sidewalk for the entire block. On windy
days they would roll out into the street or down into the driveways towards
the garages that were under our houses. Sometimes you were lucky and your
can ended up in your driveway, but most often you had to go searching for
I now have a large rolling bin from my sanitation company. It sits neatly
in the corner of my garage until trash day when I roll it to the street. I
keep it clean so there is never any odor. Some of my neighbors spend a lot
of money on landscaping and lighting, then leave the big green bin in front
of their garage for all to see.
As long as I can keep mine in the garage, hidden from view, I'm a happy
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