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Old 13th July 2017, 08:11   #1 (permalink)
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Spanish Binmen

Now I know you ALL- esp Jaycey/Bal ( basically same person) enjoy my random inane musings about aspects of Spanish life from showers to bells etc.

Well here in item no. 354 in a series of 970 is my fascination with the efficiency of the Spanish bin men system.

In Spain dotted around the towns are rows of fixed bins. They look like closed oversized pedal bins and are set out separately for paper, glass etc

Now here's the clever bit-the "pedal bins" you see above ground are really only the entrance tube to a full size skip beneath the ground under each " pedal bin"

Each day a bin lorry arrives- with a crew of 1!!! Efficient or what

He gets out of the large truck with a remote control around his neck. Each " pedal bin" drops back and a crane arm on the bin lorry lifts each skip from underground and tips it into the truck.

Ultra efficient

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A Valencian bin lorry this morning


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Old 13th July 2017, 08:22   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds similar to the ones in Amsterdam.

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Old 13th July 2017, 08:32   #3 (permalink)
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It is similar but in Spain the " pedal bin" stays in the ground but drops back to allow an underground skip to be lifted out.

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Re: Spanish Binmen

It is interesting how Spain and Turkey can get a basic like emptying bins right, but a UK resident is lucky to have bins emptied once per month.
Bins near me in Fethiye are emptied every day, sometimes twice, and the bin men tidy up after themselves.
Last week a new truck was following the bin men. It was taking the just emptied bins and lifting them into a giant dishwasher mounted on the back. After a fast wash the gleaming, clean, bin is put back into place.

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Only 616 posts to go.
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Only 616 posts to go.
I think you meant only 616 more threads about Mr S.

Ever the optimist - there will be more, personally I can’t wait to hear about the plight of the Spanish badgers, what he found in his roof gutters, what the neighbours had for breakfast etc.

And there are bound to be updates to the bathroom.

Watch this space.

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You and your side kick lack any sense of banter, ( Irish) self deprecating humour, craic, fun zaniness etc. Get over yourself and have a laugh from time to time
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Had you responded to #6 in like vein that would have been banter but you prefer to make deprecatory personal comment.

But sorry, I hadn’t realised that those threads were intended to be funny - nevertheless a strange comment from one who rarely shares humour in the jokes threads, particularly as I was saying how much we look forward to these new Spanish threads on a daily basis.

Now how about a Spanish Jokes thread? Here’s one for openers …

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I think you meant only 616 more threads about Mr S.

Ever the optimist - there will be more, personally I can’t wait to hear about the plight of the Spanish badgers, what he found in his roof gutters, what the neighbours had for breakfast etc.

And there are bound to be updates to the bathroom.

Watch this space.

https://youtu.be/Ows-wRWgDMc
Funny you should say that about roof gutters. The missus was up on the roof cleaning ours out a couple of weeks ago (there is no way that I would get up there, but being a Scot she is too mean to pay anyone else). She found a large bird's foot with leg attached. We can only suppose it was dropped by an eagle or something much larger.
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Funny you should say that about roof gutters. The missus was up on the roof cleaning ours out a couple of weeks ago (there is no way that I would get up there, but being a Scot she is too mean to pay anyone else). She found a large bird's foot with leg attached. We can only suppose it was dropped by an eagle or something much larger.
and whose leg was it attached to the bird's foot? and more importantly, did you put it in the bin (keeping in align with the thread) LOL
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