So I was interested to see it all unfolding before my eyes on my early morning walks last year.
|The workers always seem happy|
to be at their important task
|Those trucks get everywhere|
Clearly there is no water shortage in Paris as they flush the gutters each morning.
|There are two water types in Paris- treated drinking water|
and untreated water for flushing the streets
|There is always a green broom |
like a little tree at the ready nearby
|If the drain water isn't enough |
they come along with a truck
|They were out in force too on |
Bastille Day at the Champ de Mars
keeping everything nice for the masses
|There are a few designs of street side|
bottle recycling centres
|My local recycling station on rue de Sevres|
I personally helped fill it
with quite a lot of champagne and red wine debris
|It is a noisy process (but rather fun) so they respectfully|
ask not to dump your bottles between
2200 and 0700
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog
Wonderful stuff Louise. I love to see every day life, not just content filtered through the media / tourist industry.
You are right about this. They have been doing this for years.
Louise, I love that they clean the streets everyday. The shop owners are out there hosing down their sidewalks too. I've never taken notice of the recycling, but now I will. I bet the workers seem happy because they actually make a living wage! Thanks for playing along.
Oh I am so glad you did this post. I have always love these men in green keeping Paris clean. You have captured all of it perfectly!
Great post! loved learning about this. I remember seeing the recycling bins and thinking how cute and whimsical they looked.
Green. Very nice.
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