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Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Ducked » 23 Jun 2012, 13:09

Standard (55 gal? ) size. No markings at all, Shiny/freshly painted-looking, stacked 3-deep? (tall load anyway, including over the cab) on big non-articulated trucks.

When I used to cycle to work I often passed one of the trucks at a local farm, with a bunch of heavies standing around, presumably having loaded or about to unload it. Call me parenoid but they looked unfriendly.

Lately I've seen loads going through the local village, dripping as if they've been hosed down.

The last ones had a red band around the middle. Doesn't seem like a positive development.

Anyone know whats in them?

Chemical waste for illegal disposal? Amphetamine base? Tax exempt agricultural diesel? Tractor lubricant? Pig food? Green tea?

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Re: Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Steviebike » 23 Jun 2012, 14:50

Illegal Mahjong games going on inside each barrel. Who knows...
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Re: Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Ducked » 23 Jun 2012, 19:04

Steviebike wrote:Who knows...


That's what I thought I might find out. One down.....
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Re: Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Wookiee » 23 Jun 2012, 19:45

They collect leftovers and food refuse from restaurants and communities and either feed it to hogs, or compost and fertilize crops with. Nothing surreptitious.
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Re: Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Ducked » 24 Jun 2012, 11:35

Wookiee wrote:They collect leftovers and food refuse from restaurants and communities and either feed it to hogs, or compost and fertilize crops with. Nothing surreptitious.


Yeh, I thought of that, and it seemed unlikely.

These look to be standard oil drums, as in for liquid, and made of relatively thin sheet steel. They are also shiny, as in new and/or freshly painted.

None of these characteristics are typical of swill-bins, which are typically heavy-duty blue polyethylene with a full diameter screw top.
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Re: Plain Blue Oil Drums

Postby Ducked » 03 Aug 2012, 09:52

Apparently like these, which are pictured in an article (which I can't read) in a book about environmental pollution in Taiwan.

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