A British expat was shocked by a “handy” Australian vehicle he saw carrying out one of his country’s “toughest” jobs.
JZ, originally from London, has traveled the world and is now trying to build a life on the Gold Coast.
The Queenslander was casually looking out his window one day when he saw a garbage truck doing something “amazing”.
The truck had a feature that uses a motorized crane to pick up the heavy bins and empty them into the back of the truck.
JZ revealed that trucks back home in the UK have garbage collectors who manually empty trash bags into the truck.
JZ shared a video of the “futuristic” online gadget.
“Why did this surprise me so much? ” He asked. “I’m so used to seeing real people doing this work at home.”
Thousands of people were stunned that other countries still had garbage collectors.
“I just found out it’s not standard!” This type of truck was invented in 1969,” one man said.
“We’ve had this since I can remember in New Zealand,” added another.
“Australia has had this for over 30 years. I didn’t realize that in the UK there were still people doing this by hand,” wrote a third.
A British expat was left shocked by a “handy” Australian vehicle he saw carrying out one of the “toughest” jobs at his home.
Some have explained why the motorized crane is not always an option.
“I think it depends on the width of the streets. In some parts of Sydney there are garbage collectors who do it by hand, but in other parts they use these trucks,” one woman said.
“This could be a space issue in the UK. Australian streets are quite wide and you need a lot of legroom to achieve something like this,” said a second.