A Hampshire wheelie bin has been found 1,200 miles away in conflict-torn Ukraine.
The Check Valley Borough Council (TVBC) bin was noticed by a journalist near the Polish border.
Philip Crowther, who’s reporting on the conflict in Ukraine for the AP information company, posted a video of it on Twitter.
He noticed the out-of-place black waste bin final Friday, as he was leaving Lviv, the place he had been working for 2 weeks, the Hampshire Chronicle reported.
It stated the bin was on the facet of the street in Hlynystsi, simply earlier than the crossing into Poland and was being utilized by the border guard station.
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Mr Crowther requested the council: “How did certainly one of your wheelie bins make all of it the way in which to Ukraine, and when is decide up?”
TVBC, which covers the cities of Andover and Romsey, responded: “Hello Philip, umm, hmm. I’ve checked the pocket book, however we do not appear to have a inventory reply for this question…”
“Can I ask the place in Ukraine that is? I’d simply to verify this assortment deal with is added to our fortnightly rounds and never reported as missed,” including a winking emoji.
The council later shared Mr Crowther’s tweet together with the caption: “ICMYI (In case you missed it): That point the place certainly one of our wheelie bins ended up in Ukraine.”
“No, we do not know both,” the tweet added.
Waste and recycling portfolio holder at TVBC, Councillor Nick Adams-King, stated: “It is good to see our bins are properly travelled and to listen to that it is nonetheless of use for the border guard station between Ukraine and Poland.
“Residents have been in a position to purchase our bins for plenty of years now, and subsequently in concept they will find yourself wherever, even jap Europe.
“Whereas we’re unsure precisely how this one made its approach there, it is at all times attention-grabbing to see the place they find yourself – even when assortment does show to be a little bit of a problem.
“I am afraid I can not promise we will ship a brand new blue bin and meals caddy to accompany it after we roll the brand new recycling system out.”
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