Trash Can Confessionals: MA48 and its Myriad of Puns

A bright orange fixture of the cityscape, the MA48 is Vienna’s loud and proud department of sanitation. Their numerous trashcans around the city are plastered with irreverent slogans and puns that sometimes need translation – cultural, linguistic or otherwise. After all, what does haglich mean, anyway

Photos: Mark T. Hooker

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Catherine M. Hooker
Catherine M. Hooker was Head of Communications at Metropole from 2015 to 2018. She holds a MA in international relations and also contributes photography to Metropole. Photo: Visual Hub

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