Garbage collection

From night soil to fallen leaves, the work of garbage collectors is varied and constant. It's also a crucial component in public health services and has a rich and entertaining history.
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PH 12849. Council worker carrying domestic rubbish bin to a Prahran Council rubbish truck.

PH 12849. Council worker carrying domestic rubbish bin to a Prahran Council rubbish truck.

PH 13448. Street cleaners working for Prahran City Council; c.1941

PH 13448. Street cleaners working for Prahran City Council; c.1941

MP 7319. Malvern City Council street-sweeper and rubbish collection vehicle; c.1930.

MP 7319. Malvern City Council street-sweeper and rubbish collection vehicle; c.1930.

PH 9004. Prahran City Council's municipal depot and rubbish destructor in Surrey Road, Prahran; c.1971.

PH 9004. Prahran City Council's municipal depot and rubbish destructor in Surrey Road, Prahran; c.1971.

PH 8897. Construction of a smokestack for the new municipal refuse destructor in Surrey Road, Prahran; 11 September 1964.

PH 8897. Construction of a smokestack for the new municipal refuse destructor in Surrey Road, Prahran; 11 September 1964.

PH 9123. The new refuse destructor at the Prahran Council's depot; c.1910.

PH 9123. The new refuse destructor at the Prahran Council's depot; c.1910.

PH 9097. Street orderly boy with a Prahran City Council pony cart. c.1912

PH 9097. Street orderly boy with a Prahran City Council pony cart. c.1912

PH 8682. A bottle recycling yard on Bangs Street, Prahran. These businesses also recycled material such as fat and rages, there were two such businesses on Bangs Street - Schwerkoft's and Schwarzman's; c.1925

PH 8682. A bottle recycling yard on Bangs Street, Prahran. These businesses also recycled material such as fat and rages, there were two such businesses on Bangs Street - Schwerkoft's and Schwarzman's; c.1925

PH 22965. City of Prahran refuse destructor buildings, Surrey Road, South Yarra; 1907.

PH 22965. City of Prahran refuse destructor buildings, Surrey Road, South Yarra; 1907.

PH 13855. A bale of compressed garbage at Prahran City Council's Surrey Road, ready for loading to a truck and transfer to a landfill site in another suburb; January 1982.

PH 13855. A bale of compressed garbage at Prahran City Council's Surrey Road, ready for loading to a truck and transfer to a landfill site in another suburb; January 1982.

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