Dressing up adds fun to bin night for South West residents

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Bunbury residents Bethany Robinson and Todd Jenkins join the trend of dressing up for bin night.
Camera IconBunbury residents Bethany Robinson and Todd Jenkins join the trend of dressing up for bin night. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

With the cancellation of all non-essential gatherings of more than two people, the community must embrace its creative streak to find entertainment and for more than 600,000 people around the world this has included dressing up to take the bins out.

The Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group consists of more than 680,000 people who share photos and videos of themselves decked out in a fancy outfit for the mundane activity of walking their bins to the verge.

From Bananas in Pyjamas suits to tutus and wedding dresses, anything creative and fun is encouraged.

Bunbury residents Bethany Robinson and Todd Jenkins hopped on the dress up train with Mr Jenkins donning a Peppa Pig outfit for bin night.

Ms Robinson said the social media posts had broken up her newsfeed from all the “doom and gloom” and gave her a much needed laugh.

When social distancing is the new normal and people are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, it’s an easy and fun way to get out of the house and do something silly to make others laugh.

Bethany Robinson

“A friend added me to the group a week ago and ever since I’ve been in stitches scrolling through everyone’s photos and videos,” Ms Robinson said.

“I remembered we had a Peppa Pig costume that we bought about six years ago for our daughter’s fourth birthday party in a box gathering dust down in the garage, so on Sunday I said to Todd ‘It’s bin night, let’s find the costume and have some fun with this’.

“If it can make someone smile and forget about the chaos going on in the world then it’s a positive thing.”

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