• Hugh_Jeggs@lemm.ee
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      Someone posted a pic of the underground waste bins we have in Europe -

      And the yanks were acting like it was some sort of witchcraft lol

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        I literally tried to describe this is how they do it in France to a friend recently. She was like “wait they bury their trash and use elevators?!” Had to just show her a pic like this. I have to admit the first time I saw it, it floored me… like “holy fuck never thought of that…”

        It truly confounds the American mind.

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          Unless you have the misfortune of being in Paris during a garbage strike, in which case there are just giant piles of rubbish all over vatious streets, sidewalks, and alleys.

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            Unless you have the misfortune of being in Paris during a garbage strike,in which case there are just giant piles of rubbish all over vatious streets, sidewalks, and alleys.

            That happens in literally any city that has a garbage collector strike.

            Doesn’t matter how the collection system works if nobody is doing the collecting, that trash is gonna a pile up

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            It makes sense for densely populated areas, not quite in the suburbs where I bet they just use plastic bags or wheelie bins like everyone else.

            Not sure if wheelie bins will actually work in New York City, as where the fuck are you going to store them if you live in a studio?

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              I’m not sure if you live in NYC, but there will typically be a courtyard next to big apartment buildings, often home for a trash area for the entire complex, among other things.

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        What happens when it breaks down or gets stuck though? Seems like it risks the trash overflowing because of that.

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          Breaks down how? I think the garbage truck is the one lifting and if that’s broken, you just send another one?

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            Oh I see, someone else wrote “elevators” and I thought it raised itself.

            But still, don’t they get stuck sometimes?

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              There’s no way for it to get stuck. The underground bin bit is completely sealed and also a bit smaller than the hole it goes into, hence the metal plate between the visible and non-visible bits

              Also because our taxes go towards infrastructure rather than killing brown people, things…just work

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                heheheh

                European cities also waste less money maintaining sparsely populated suburbs.