I found a really good Facebook page dedicated to Garbage Trucks of the World, you can find it at
It was while I was on Facebook the other day I realised that I have a couple of friends on there who I used to work with in Camden, so I will have to ask them if they want to read the book and see what they remember.
And here is a picture from about 1991 or ’92 in Camden, London in the U.K.
Interestingly, Grant is the bloke in the picture with the Mindarie Western Australia top, which is quite coincidental to the fact that he was a Kiwi in London wearing clothing from Western Australia, and here I am all these years later living in Western Australia.
Last I heard Grant had met a girl in the Oxford Arms and they moved to Melbourne.
The bloke standing closest to the Truck is Shane Wyatt. He was also a Kiwi but the last I heard from him he had joined the Black Watch, a Scottish Regiment, and moved to Scotland.
Anyway, the Truck in this picture had possibly the beefiest compactor I have ever seen. The Vulture
The biggest problem we had with them was keeping them within the legal carrying capacity, because the trucks could pack several tonnes more than that with ease.