Tasmanian Junk Man again

Last week I rode the Armstrong Road loop in the Norfolk Plains area and collected a bag of rubbish. I had come across a pile of tin cans and had picked half up, filling the trash bag.  I then wrote up the ride in these pages but when I couldn’t find the pictures it remained as a Draft post.  Basically a total stuff up!

This week I rode the loop again with the intention of picking up the rest of the rubbish and getting the pictures – but it had all gone!!  The shoulder of the road was all cleaned up and when I checked on foot the rubbish has not been kicked out into the bush.  How did that happen?

Anyway, there is always plenty of junk around and I now had an empty bag, so between the dump point and Bishopsbourne I collected the stuff in the picture and deposited it in the sports ground bin.  Another Thanksgiving Community Service action completed (and last week’s draft port trashed as well).  Now to plan for Coffeeneuring #7 before time runs out.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

5 response to "Tasmanian Junk Man again"

  1. By: Seasidejanet Posted: November 23, 2018

    Good job….I picked up a nail in the street today while walking!! I hope to get my 7th ride in tomorrow!! It’s sill supposed to rain.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 23, 2018

    Every bit helps!
    Like Janet, I am particularly focused on tire piercing objects on the road. For cyclists and motorists alike.
    One road I ride often leads to the landfill, and many times has nails, screws, etc littered along it.
    If you come across a shopping cart, I guess you could tow it behind the magnum, and fill it as you go. 🙂

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 23, 2018

    Well done, Tony! You will definitely get the prize of King Rubbish Collector for the Thanksgiving Challenge. After our last couple of very windy days, I expect to find a bit of wind-blown rubbish about, in addition to the normal stuff, when I head out this weekend.

  4. By: tempocyclist Posted: November 23, 2018

    If only we had the 10 cent bottle return system down here in Tas like some other states!

  5. By: NancyG Posted: November 23, 2018

    I would love it if we had a bottle deposit here in Washington. When I was working and commuting by bike, I often carried a little broom with me to sweep up broken glass that was on my route. This was self serving, but helped others as well. I have done that a couple of times recently as well but not as consistently.
    Good rubbish collecting Tony.

Leave a Reply