No one in the world has ever described a bin as pretty. They’re an eyesore, they smell and can attract rats and other rodents.
But Bahrain could soon be enacting a proposal that would remove these problems forever – by moving bins in the Kingdom underground.
The bins would feature an above-ground opening and any item placed inside would fall down a chute into a container.
Once a container is full, it will be lifted up and tipped into a regular truck before being taken away.
The system also allows for recycling if there are multiple bins for items such as plastic bottles, glass or paper as well as regular waste.
The proposal, which has now been sent to the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf, is part of several initiatives to clean up the Kingdom.
Last month, it was revealed that Bahrain’s streets are set to be beautified under a programme that will see local plants and palm trees added to main intersections.