Gifford glosses the "exposed corporation emergency dustbuckets" that Bloom apparently is mentioning to Stephen at the beginning of Ithaca as "Outdoor trash baskets to be provided by the Dublin Corporation. This is one of Bloom's 'civic self-help' ideas; the baskets did not exist in 1904." But the strange use of the word buckets may show Bloom subconsciously hearkening back to some shameful hallucinations in Circe.

JH 2014

Times have changed: a Dublin rubbish bin in 2011. Source: mykarmayourdogma.blogspot.com.

A plasterer at work. Source: pocketfulloffamilymemories.blogspot.com.

Buckets of beer. Source: www.dirtybucketbrewery.com.