Saturday, October 8, 2016

No more rummaging in the bins

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Seen at a Tel Aviv train station. 
Something new -- recycling bins for metal and plastic drink containers now have big fat padlocks. 
Same in the Beer Sheva central bus station. 
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(Linking to signs, signs.)
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12 comments:

William Kendall said...

That seems sensible.

Alice said...

The locks will keep trash from spilling out all over .

Gosia k said...

look nice

Jim said...

Interesting. Ours are now clear plastic bins with clear plastic bags inside.

Tom said...

Those locks are HUGE!

Dina said...

I should have added this fact to the post: In Israel's public places you always see poor-looking people rummaging in these recycling bins and bagging whatever they can take away and sell. I assume the new locks are to prevent this.

Taken For Granted said...

Those bins are very colorful. There are people here who make a living, not a rich one, but a living collecting cans to sell at recycling centers. I am not surprised about the locks.

Gunn said...

We have something similar here, but shops have machines where you can get the money straight away if you take the note to the till. We also have people who are less fortunate who collect bottles and get the money..... If there have been an event and people just leave their bottles, other people can get a lot of money for a bit of work.

One thing, what about signs are they mostly in hebrew, or do they come with the English word too?

Halcyon said...

I like the looks of them, but how can people get their recyclables in if they're locked?

Dina said...

Halcyon, there is a small hole on the top through which the cans and plastic bottles can be pushed down. Next time I'll examine the bins more closely and take more pictures. Apparently the hole is not something you can get your arm into.

Gunn, thanks for your input. Here there are certain bottles that can be returned to the supermarket and you get the deposit back. But it is just a few cents and most people don't bother with it.

Street signs around Jerusalem (where there are many Arabs) and down here in the Negev (where many Bedouins live) are always in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. In Beer Sheva you can see some store signs in Russian too. But many places, like the train stations in Tel Aviv, have only Hebrew. Tourist places would have English also.

Lesley said...

We have problems with raccoons as well as people rummaging through recycling boxes.

Kay said...

We often have homeless people rummaging in our garbage bins. I feel so sad for them looking for recyclables to get cash for.