Wakefield bin spotted at football match in Rhyl, North Wales

Joseph Gibbons found the Wakefield wheelie bin at Rhyl Football Club, in North Wales.
Joseph Gibbons found the Wakefield wheelie bin at Rhyl Football Club, in North Wales.

A Wakefield Council bin gave football fans a good laugh this week - when it was spotted at a match in Rhyl, North Wales.

The bin was spotted by spectators at a football match at Rhyl Football Club, in North Wales, more than 110 miles from its West Yorkshire home.

Sitting at the side of the pitch, the bin clearly displays a Wakefield Council logo.

Joseph Gibbons, the primary school teacher who spotted the bin, tweeted: "If anyone is missing a wheelie bin in Wakefield, I've found it here at Rhyl Football Club, Wales."

Tom Stannard, Wakefield Council’s Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “We’re happy to see that even in Wales our wheelie bins are popular!

"Although our crews might struggle to make the journey to Wales every fortnight to empty the bin, we’re glad to see it’s been put to good use keeping the stands at Rhyl Football Club free from litter!”

The bin was spotted in Rhyl, more than 100 miles from its home in Wakefield. Picture: Google Maps

The bin was spotted in Rhyl, more than 100 miles from its home in Wakefield. Picture: Google Maps

It was not immediately clear how the bin found its way to North Wales, though some comments have suggested it was supposed to be delivered to the village of Ryhill, or Rhyl Street, in Featherstone.

But a spokesperson for the club said: "The Club have a number of second hand bins at the ground.

"A local company purchases them from different local authorities around the country and then uses them for their private refuse business. The company donated a number of these bins to the Football Club."

Belle Vue, the home of Rhyl FC, is also the name of Wakefield Trinity's stadium.

But the bin clearly didn't function as a good luck charm for the team, who lost 5-0 to rivals Conwy.

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