Back in September 2014 Public Transport Victoria removed rubbish bins from Melbourne’s railway stations due to the “increased terror alert level”. So where has all of the rubbish ended up?
Most of the time it just ends up on the platform, with lazy slobs leaving their rubbish wherever it falls.
As a result, cleaners have to do the rounds more often to clean up after litterbugs.
At least some people try to take their rubbish with them – resulting in rubbish bins outside railway stations overflowing with coffee cups before 9am.
As for the redundant rubbish bins, they were locked up in a cage outside Flinders Street Station for a number of months before they disappeared – sent away to Guantanamo Bay?
I reckon you can group people into three categories:
- Filthy slobs who throw crap on the ground even if there is a rubbish bin right next to them,
- The pragmatic, who put their rubbish in the bin assuming they can find one,
- And finally the idealistic, who when presented with a lack of bins, take their rubbish home with them
My desk at work currently has a pile of used tea bags and banana skins to take home for the compost bin, so you can guess into which group I fall!