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History of Wheelie Bins - From Prehistoric Times to Today

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.

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