Aussie bin outing trend goes global
WHAT started as joke in a coastal Queensland town has gone viral as people around the world dress up to take out their rubbish bins in a bid to bust social-distancing boredom.
The now global costuming fad started as a joke in Hervey Bay in Queensland, after Danielle Askew dared another friend to dress up as they put out the bins.
“I started the group as a dare to a friend,” Ms Askew told 7 News.
“She put up a post about ‘day eight of isolation and I’m excited to take the bin out’. I said ‘Why don’t you dress up?’. She goes ‘I will’ and I said ‘OK
I will too and we’ll make a Facebook page about it’.”
Ms Askew put on a blue gown and a crown and dressed up as Elsa, from the Disney movie Frozen.
The Facebook group, called Bin isolation outing, has since gone viral, with more than 750,000 fans. The page’s description says: “So basically the bin goes out more than us SO let’s dress up for the occasion. Fancy dress, makeup, tutu … be creative. Post photos to cheer us up – after all laughter is the best medicine.”
Although it started in Ms Askew’s hometown, the page has attracted attention all over the world including the UK, Europe and the US where they refer to it as “trash day”.
“It’s gone all over the world; Texas, Canada, (and) all around Australia,” Ms Askew said. “It has gone viral – in a good way.”
Posts show a bizarre assortment of costuming, from fancy dress to animal onesies.
Danielle Askew has started a global trend.