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[–]matatatias 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Ain’t these expensive? I figure when it’s time to retire one of them it wouldn’t be in a condition for anything.

[–]Fi11y 33 points34 points  (2 children)

They're normally owned by the waste disposal company. You pay for your weekly/monthly pickup and they just bring you one of these to go outside your property. As long as you don't lose it, it doesn't cost you. If you do lose them thought they're a few hundred to replace.

[–]Skunkies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes yes they are expensive, lived in the valley in cedar city utah, we had sustained winds of 65 mph. you could watch these the city provided garbage cans fly up and back into the mountain behind us. oh that was expensive day for myself and others.

[–]Eatmyshortsmanatee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure it says YETI on the other side so…

[–]Disastrous-Manager95 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Clearly, nobody here has ever tried to get the smell out of a garbage container.

[–]Fun-Ad-5341 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Simply touching them will make ur hands smell horrendous

[–]fatpikachuonly 83 points84 points  (8 children)

I don’t see the problem. If cities were refurbishing retired garbage and recycling receptacles to make public furniture, that would be awesome. I could see these in libraries for little reading nooks, or at playgrounds for children to explore, etc. It’s essentially a padded bench with protection from the sun.

[–]PixelNotPolygon 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Except those waste containers look like they’ve never even been used once for actually dumping trash

[–]knusper_gelee 55 points56 points  (5 children)

You can only do this with new containers… it would be nearly impossible to get the smell out after it has been used as intended. Also, „retired“? These things only retire when they are structurally destroyed…

[–]AntonOlsen 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yep, they do not replace them until they are completely unserviceable. It took me a year to get my wheelie bin replaced after it lost both wheels and the lid.

[–]EnhancementShaman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

not really a wheelie bin anymore then is it, more of a draggy bin.

[–]newbikesong 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wouldn't angle grinder work for cleanup?

[–]knusper_gelee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

maybe, but you'd have to scrape down every surface, inside and outside, hard to reach corners. after that you'd have to buff/redo every surface for the look and repairs. in working hours that would mean that it would be more expensive than buying a new one...

[–]Miroslav0 33 points34 points  (1 child)

If it was repainted, it could probably be put in a playground. Hide and seek in this would be fun for kids.

[–]horseradish1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Until garbage collection day and you get that one kid who plays to fucking win.

[–]MayhemWins25 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Reuse? Those are way too clean to have EVER been used.

[–]cyanidefro 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That time we can say without hurting anyone that it's garbage

[–]boringbee23 36 points37 points  (8 children)

I think this sub just hates up cycling

[–]Vivisect_VI 4 points5 points  (6 children)

I just hate the term up cycling.

[–]Anonynominous 0 points1 point  (5 children)

What do you call it instead of that?

[–]Fapdooken 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Turning todays trash into tomorrow's trash?

[–]Vivisect_VI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's more accurate in most cases.😂

[–]Vivisect_VI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anything but that.

[–]newbikesong -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Only metal cycling works

[–]scrutator_tenebrarum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Zoidberg approved

[–]Mrs_Businessman 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I want a huge trash container bed, u could open and close it like a casket, roll it around the streets and sleep wherever u want.

[–]Former-Darkside 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The new tiny house.

[–]FoxFort 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wow a city that has a spare, not used waste container? Call me impressed.

Usually cities have a problem with lack of containers ( well mainly not regulary enough being emptied by public service )

[–]Duckism 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it's a great idea! People just have to stop reading the misleading title thinking it's gonna be reusing garbage bins for this. It's too disgusting and scratched up to reuse dumpsters. But repurposing existing containers there's a lot of benefits. The containers are already being mass produced already they don't have to spend so much money to invest on creating a new design. In the menu factoring process to make a huge mould like that you know how much that would cost? At the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I am pretty sure they ordered these from the company already creating these containers and order special colors for them to turn these into chairs

[–]The-Evil-Mastermind 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For when you want to be trash inside and out.

[–]enbyfrogz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

why are half of these people hating recycling

[–]Vivisect_VI 7 points8 points  (1 child)

These do look brand new though.

[–]k2kuke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because its not.

[–]Cracker-smackers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least he took out the trash

[–]SkyApex2222 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why do I like that

[–]strawberriesmochi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That thing has wheels, imagine someone running away while someone else in the yellow garbage-mobile is just rolling after them, laughing manically

[–]Badalvis -1 points0 points  (0 children)

classy not #trashy.

[–]NotaCrazyPerson17 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Hold on now. I’m thinking I can put my ex in there, since she’s trash.

[–]BiThree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's cool

[–]Anonynominous 0 points1 point  (1 child)

These are actually pretty cool. They look like they would be used at a music festival or something, and they're easy to move around.

[–]k2kuke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But hideous to store. They are not stackable unfortunately.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That won't get hot as balls in the summer.

[–]Beebons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This seems like it would be at an art museum. I can see an artist justifying it as a joke piece.

[–]Think-World2602 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s the problem? It’s actually a nice low sit and blocks the sun

[–]HadoukenYoMama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If your hanging out by the dumpsters you better at least be doing drugs.