Now a garbage truck isn't all that exciting I know, but it's the way the garbage truck operates that is fascinating.
We all know how it's usually done. You have a team of guys doing specific jobs. One drives, a couple gets the bins ready, hook them onto the back and they are hoisted up and emptied. Then they get dumped on the side of the road and all the neighbours have to decide which one is their's. Fortunately we had a number on ours so it was easy enough. Anyway...
All you have is the driver. So how does he do it?
Here he comes...
Did you get that? Lets take a closer look.
And that's how it's done - one man and his garbage truck.
If they're extra really good, they can make sure the lid is closed when they set the bin back down. This was the garden waste bin, the household waste was gone by 7am. I was still in bed.
And missed the Lunar Eclipse.
Naturally he saw me taking pics so stopped for a chat. He is South African like me, except he's been here since he was 7.