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Wheelie Bins Dumped From Sydney Streets

Subterranean bins have been launched in a trial in Darlinghurst, in an attempt to do away with space hogging roadside bins.

The new buried waste project is being touted as the first of its kind in Australia and will lead to roadside bins being replaced with chutes that residents can use to deposit their rubbish.

The rubbish collects in an underground cavity that holds a bin which can be elevated to the surface by a hydraulic system.

The initiative arose as a way to deal with the challenge of collecting rubbish from congested inner city lanes and streets. This has been an ongoing problem in densely populated parts of the city filled with small, terraced cottages.

As well as beautifying the city and making the task of rubbish collection easier, it’s also hoped the new program will reduce local pest populations. Rats, mice and birds often rely on waste bins as a source of food.