Okay, you’re right. They’re called “rubbish bins.” Old habits die hard.
The City of Yarra (local government of inner eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne) took a bold step and decided that if you’re going to throw away your trash, it should at least be in a funny container.
I tried to research who was behind all of these quirky characters (no, that Kiwi isn’t painted on a rubbish bin!), but the results were inconclusive. I will make sure to update this post should any new information come to my attention. Weekend Notes wrote about the bins in 2014, suggesting that they aren’t new. I did notice that the bins I took photos of are very different now. They’ve upgraded.
The Bearded Dog
He rides a motorcycle and in his free time loves to eat a parma.
The Dog With Facial Hair
Aside from being the face of the Swan Street rubbish bin, this pooch knows how to make a beautiful flat white.
The Koala Who Went Facial Hair Overboard
Sometimes we all let fashion trends get the most of us. During my stint as an Uber driver, I once picked up a group of kids who referred to their friends’ beard as a “saggy vagina.” I couldn’t help but remember that conversation when I saw this.
The Parrot Who Worked as a Vaudeville MC in its Past Life
And the next performance is….
MAKING SO MUCH NOISE
Couldn’t help but only imagine when the Grinch tries yoga:
Albert Sassy Pants To Manipulate His Equations
Because the logical answer to Mc2 is “put in bin, dickhead.”
When Trash Turns Into A Boquet of Flowers
There’s actually an entire hidden botanical garden inside.