Today in Singapore, as I went down to dump a bag of recyclables, I realized that having these bins so easily accessible is a relatively new thing. Some years back we used to get green bags that we could fill and keep outside to be picked up. Somehow rembering to put it out on a specific day seemed more difficult. Maybe it was just never having to think about putting the regular bin out to be collected.
Even with the bins being everywhere now, the karanguni man still comes by time to time and we always seem to have a big pile of newspapers to give if nothing else.