We humans produce an amazing amount of garbage every day. This poses problems of efficient removal of said trash.
Different cities handle it in different ways. In Florence, householders generally have to carry their rubbish (and recycling stuff) to big, smelly bins like these. Trucks carry away the detritus, on a regular basis.
The tax paying residents in the historic centre got fed up with the noise and smell of this process, and the result has been that, progressively, the bins to collect rubbish and recyclables are being buried under the pavement.
Here’s what they look like from the street-side.
Here’s a line up of receptacles for every type of rubbish/recyclable.
Someone doing the right thing.
And, here is how the bins get emptied.
How does your town/city/council deal with garbage?