Don’t Blame Us If You Find Trash Splayed Across Your Lawn
That usually means that your roll cart was facing the wrong way. Our automated arm can still pick it up, but when we dump your garbage into the truck, some of it stacks on the underside of the open lid. Then, when we put the can down, the lid is like a catapult and it shoots trash everywhere. (Look for arrows on your cart showing which side should face the street.) Try this garbage bag holder so you don’t have a mess inside the can.
Most of the Time, If You’ve Thrown Something Away, It’s Gone
But one time we had a woman who called us, freaking out, because her child with special needs had thrown out a grocery bag that had his medication, her checkbook and some money. She wanted to know if there was any way to retrieve the bag. Well, the truck had already picked up the trash from about 1,000 homes on that route. How were we going to find the one bag? But we decided to try. We had the truck dump in a special area, recruited some other garbage collectors, spread everything out and started searching. It took an hour and half, but we actually found it. Check out these 11 “disposables” you should stop buying now, better yet here are 18 things you never knew you could recycle.
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Bag It! I Repeat, Bag It!
Your bin will last longer and smell better, and you’ll make your garbage collector a happy man. And speaking of bags, we always know when you buy the cheap ones. They bust apart as soon as we lift them. Here are the craziest things garbage collectors have found in the trash. If you’ve ever struggled to get a garbage bag out of a garbage can, here’s the reason why and how to fix it.