"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Time to Discard

 “A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;”
Ecclesiastes 3:6 



Picture of refuse collectors taken in Fort Cochin.

6 responses

  1. S. Etole

    Interesting how the primary colors figure in this image.

    June 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    • The blue and white on the refuse cart are the municipality’s “logo”. The other bold colours are just India!

      June 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    Reminds me of the ‘ash lorry’ of my childhood. Everything that would burn was put on the coal fire and the ashes kept in a galvanised bucket until collection day. No landfill sites then…

    June 25, 2012 at 3:22 am

    • What did the ash-lorry do with the ashes? How did they dispose of them?

      June 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

  3. Toffeeapple

    I think they were probably taken to the local ‘slag heap’ at, or near, the coal mine. These are, apparently, now covered by nature and look a lot better.

    June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    • As you imply, it sounds much more sensible than the perils of land-fill..

      June 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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