The tradition of giving a Christmas gift - usually money - to your bin collectors goes back to Victorian England. This hand bill was issued by a group of four dustmen, who collected household waste and rubbish door-to-door in London. Addressed 'to the worthy inhabitants of St George's Bloomsbury', the flyer is an appeal to the dustmen's customers for a Christmas donation. The flyer, from William Newlove, Charles Midleton, Robert Doutfire and Thomas Boy, warns against "imposition" by "persons assuming to the name of Dustmen" who would try to steal the Christmas Box donation. The flyer includes an illustration of a dustman handing a flyer to a resident at her front door. Until the introduction of a centrally organised system of waste disposal in London in the late 19th century, domestic waste and sewage was collected from homes by private firms and individuals, who would sell it for salvage. The urine they collected would be bought by tanners, who used it to process leather.