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A trash can from South Carolina ended up on a 3,500 mile journey and washed up on a beach off the west coast of Ireland.

The can traveled across the Atlantic and was discovered by beachgoer Keith McGreal, who noticed the Myrtle Beach stickers on the can.

McGreal emailed photos of the trash can to The City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“I wanted to share some images of a Blue Trash barrel that has been washed up on our local beach on the West Coast of Ireland, Mulranny, County Mayo,” McGreal wrote. “Amazing to think it travelled all the way across the Atlantic. Over 5,500km away.”

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Myrtle Beach said that while it’s an amazing voyage for a trash barrel, they would have preferred that it stayed put on their beach.

“I don’t think it’s possible to tell when it went missing, but it probably was during a wind or storm event,” the city explained. “We typically remove trash containers from the beach before a hurricane, but this one apparently had a mind of its own. We’ve already had a city employee volunteer to come fetch it. (Smile) Thanks again for sharing. Please recycle our wayward traveling can. And, come see us next time you’re on this side of the pond. Slán leat!”

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