Here’s an interesting article about how one particular municipality is bringing its garbage collection into the modern era.
A couple of things caught our attention:
Use of large, standardized containers for garbage and recycling. These types of containers, known as “wheelie bins”, have been popular in Europe for many years and are starting to make inroads into the US.
The containers are collected by one-man trucks with hydraulic lifting equipment – obviously reduces the number of personnel required to complete the garbage collection but also reduces the risk of injury to the operator.
Each container is equipped with a RFID (radio frequency identification) tag that enables it to be assigned back to its original street address should it get moved or mislaid.
Could the garbage collection in your town benefit from being brought into the 21st century? Let us know in the comments below.