England Football fans preparing to face Italy in Kiev were surprised by the mysterious appearance of a North Tyneside Council wheelie bin in the city's famed Independence Square.
The battered green and yellow plastic bin was spotted by a cameraman as he prepared to cover the Euro 2012 quarter final clash.
Tweeting the picture below as @rovingcameraman he said: "Anyone from North Tyneside missing a wheelie bin? If you are it's here. Independence Square in Kiev."
A North Tyneside Council spokesman said: "We’re grateful to receive the report of this missed bin – in fact all our collection crews have volunteered to go and retrieve it.
"Hopefully, this bin will be the only reason that people mention rubbish and England in the same breath this Sunday. Good luck, England!"
The council ordered around 90,000 of the bins around 12 years ago. They were manufactured in Dusseldorf by Schaefer.
The manufacturer is likely to have made a spare amount during the production cycle, which they then may have sold on elsewhere.
It led to the demise of the Communist Party in Ukraine. The square once featured a huge red marble statue of Lenin, which was torn down and demolished by the people.
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