Send in the Sweepers! Messy
Yard Fails That Must Be Seen
to Be Believed
From immense scrap piles in salvage yards

There’s nothing like gloating over someone else’s messy yard to make you realise that yours isn’t so bad. From immense scrap piles in salvage yards to mounds of muck in the farmyard, we’ve been on the lookout for the best of the worst when it comes to waste products.

We’ve taken a virtual trip around the world to find some of the messiest yards in the transport, shipping, agriculture, logistics and merchandising industries. If this doesn’t inspire you to start cleaning, nothing will.

Image 1: This is where old motorbikes go to die. Piles and piles of gleaming metal, rusted bodies and discarded bike parts create one gigantic ocean of scrap. Found at http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/what-the-is-that-bike-junkyard.641019/

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Image 2: Some yards turn tonnes of scrap into monumental mountain ranges of metal. Years worth of waste, waiting in piles to be reclaimed or recycled. Found at http://edgerecycling.com/scrap-metal/

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Image 3: When you think of timber yards you generally think of perfectly stacked pallets of pristine new wood. Salvaged timber yards aren’t quite as neat. Found at http://www.ecotimbergroup.com.au

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Image 4: Muck glorious muck! Forty loads of muck to be precise… This one would have needed a lot of elbow grease to whip into shape. Found at http://www.handymanperry.com/before–after-photographs.html

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Image 5: This steaming pile of straw and donkey manure no doubt sent people screaming in the opposite direction. There are better ways to spend the day… Found at http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/12/04/doing-business-donkey-charity-manure-mountain/

horse messy yard

 

Image 6: Our intrepid canine friend seems right at home on this massive pile of compost and manure. This mountain of muck is not going anywhere in a hurry. Found at http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/how-pigs-can-compost-manure-farm-scale-saving-you-fuel-and-money

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Image 7: This abandoned record warehouse is overflowing with piles of old vinyl. It’s the perfect resting place for those Neil Diamond and ABBA records. Found at http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/extraordinary-photos-from-an-abandonned-record-warehouse/

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Image 8: This London warehouse became the unlikely dumping ground for fly-tipping vandals. Toilets, baths, and all sorts of random waste – you name it. Found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3473061/What-load-rubbish-Hundreds-tonnes-rubbish-including-toilets-baths-organ-dumped-outside-London-warehouse-fly-tipping-vandals.html

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Image 9: No idea what the mountain of mess in this warehouse is made up of, but we pity the poor person charged with cleaning it up. Found at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/08/environment-agency-fly-tipping_n_4926015.html

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Image 10: Looks like someone forgot to put everything out on recycling day. This warehouse needs an industrial grade sweeper to sort this mess out. Found at http://ganymede.meccahosting.com/~a0002bdb/

recycling messy yard

Image 11: Abandoned warehouses seem to be the perfect breeding ground for rubbish and large waste. This yard needs some serious work. Found at http://www.derelictlondon.com/misc.html

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There’s nothing like gloating over someone else’s messy yard to make you realise that yours isn’t so bad. From immense scrap piles in salvage yards to mounds of muck in the farmyard, we’ve been on the lookout for the best of the worst when it comes to waste products.