Where do you think the wheelie bin originated from? We go back in time to find out how rubbish was disposed of before we had the convenient wheeled bin, whether it be biscuit tins or retro metal dustcans.
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Waste bins began as heavy, round and metal containers with two handles on the side and the top (to get a firm hold) and a lid to cover them. Basically, they were made up of a long sheet of metal welded along the smallest edge of the waste bin. The bottom was also a circular metal bottom. When collected by dustmen, these were usually picked by their handles and hoisted on their shoulders. It seems they never had much regard for hygiene back then.