Aussie bin out­ing trend goes global

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE­STYLE -

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.

Pic­ture: Shaun Ryan

Danielle Askew has started a global trend.

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