Verge Vibrancy

For out of towners, Perth has this moronic system of verge pickups, where the local council will pick up discarded fatback tvs and broken furniture on a specific date. This means that people litter the roadway with crap for months before and after. You will still hear people saying how wonderful this way of doing things is. “Recycling”, they say. “Hidden treasures”, they say. This is a vibrancy too far. I guess this would be Stirling or Osborne Park. Morley Drive.verge

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10 Responses to Verge Vibrancy

  1. Russell Wolfe's Lovechild says:

    If Perth had periodic flood events instead of 2mm of rain every 30 days, we could put out junk on the verge and claim Government payments at the same time.

    How about it Sneakers?


  2. Rolly says:

    With the high level of Perth effluence some of the throw outs come under the “Lightly used” category.
    Rejected on fashonista driven whim.
    Consequentially, my home is quite well furnished, if a little dated – and random – in style :D


  3. DudeCloevrdale says:

    In Roleystone, they pile up greenwaste for months and the local kids light it up.

    Saving the council heaps


  4. BSWAM says:

    We used to have that too, although I don’t recall it ever looking quite so The Flood Waters Have Receded. I think you were fined if you put anything out over a week before pick-up, so that might have kept the piles from growing too steadily.

    These days an influx of trend-prone weekenders insures that south of Columbia County the above stuff would be burnished up a tad and jammed into antiques shops specializing in Swinging Seventies “design.”

    North of Columbia County garbage is not discarded. It is eaten.


  5. B.T. says:

    And the best part is, verge collection is by rostered by suburb so you don’t even need to wait for your specific time, there is always a verge collection on somewhere in town. When I moved, I took my junk to Subiaco one night and to Cottesloe another time, and left it on other people’s verges.


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