How They Take Out The Garbage In Taipei

I was having dinner with Cameron from Tweak Town (who is based in Taipei) and he pointed me to something that I’ll never see in America – the garbage stop. Apparently, taking out the trash in Taipei is a lot more involved than simply walking it to your trash can.

In Taipei, the garbage truck doesn’t come to you. Instead, you go to the garbage truck. Just like we have bus stops back home, Taipei has garbage stops. People wait at these stops for the garbage truck to show up so they can dump their trash. The really funny thing is these trucks sound like an ice cream truck. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.