Australia – a nation with their bins out.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the launch of Google steetview. And of course you’ve gone looking for your house and other places of note. Then I noticed the conversations on the various boards and blogs referring to the fact that they have their bins out. It seemed like more than 14% of all people had the google car drive past their house on the same day the garbos had been.

Yet this does not surprise me. The garbage trucks go down every street in every suburban area every week. They must have a reasonable optimised route for themselves, so if you wanted a quick and easy way of working out which way to cover the suburban steets then I would think joining the flies that follow the trucks would be a simple way of plugging in to an already completed solution.

Either that or it’s a coincidence.

3 Responses to “Australia – a nation with their bins out.”

  1. AndyP says:

    Surely 14% is less than you would expect, since a garbo should come 1 in 7 days plus overlap of having bins out………

  2. Drew says:

    But garbos have to go down both sides of the street and I’d think the google snapwagon would only have to make one pass. If you followed the garbo, wouldn’t you be making twice the work for yourself?

  3. Drew says:

    That said… I just checked out my house and, sure enough, bins out!