A Bicycle Finds a Home

Every two week a pile of ‘rubbish’ appears at the end of my lane.  North Sydney Council collects household wastes fortnightly, encouraging residents to declutter.  What you see here will shortly disappear into a truck and crushed before ending as landfill.  Except for that bicycle.

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I live next door to this pile of junk and when I spotted the bike I texted my friends with seven grandchildren.  They messaged back to say please keep it for their only granddaughter.  Keep it; where?

I messaged back to say please come and get it soon as it now blocks my front door.

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Before I finished my message I turned around and the council truck had arrived, blocking my entrance and all that ‘trash’ disappeared…

revealing my guerilla garden that was buried beneath it.

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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9 Responses to A Bicycle Finds a Home

  1. taphian says:

    We had the same in Hamburg some years ago. Nowadays you have to bring all things you don’t want by yourself to a certain place and therefore, the streets are clean:) Have a nice day in your beautiful garden, kind regards Mitza

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  2. paolsoren says:

    There has to be a better way. In Hobart – where my daughter lives – the council picks up the rubbish and keeps anything interesting or usable and has a huge warehouse and people come and browse and buy at ridiculously cheap prices and the money goes somewhere beneficial (I forget where)

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  3. Good story, Mary. We have to pay for that kind of stuff to be taken away

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