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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone know where I can get a good sized one with wheels? I did a half ass google search and didn't find anything
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run across the street and dump your recycle bin trash in ur neighbors can. my gf does it on a daily basis. recycle freek here.

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run across the street and dump your recycle bin trash in ur neighbors can. My gf does it on a daily basis. Recycle freek here.
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I find it very ironic (and even called Groot and questioned them on this) that the recycle bin is smaller than the garbage bin. Shouldn't this be reversed, seems to me that everything today is recycable. The CSR rep at Groot was like, "I don't know, but your right ladadada"

so much for going gree I guess
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+1,

I find it very ironic (and even called Groot and questioned them on this) that the recycle bin is smaller than the garbage bin. Shouldn't this be reversed, seems to me that everything today is recycable. The CSR rep at Groot was like, "I don't know, but your right ladadada"

so much for going green I guess
I'm a residential garbageman for Allied waste, so I feel obligated to share a little knowledge here.
First, people are ignorant and lazy. Not everyone of course, just the vast majority. We've tried systems to promote recycling with mixed success. Some people don't believe that we actually recycle what they put out and others believe that everything is recyclable. Technically, it is true, but impractical. When we pick up your recycling, the facilities we take it to are only set up for certain commodities. Paper, cardboard, metals, plastic and glass. Curbside recycling isn't set up for wood, foam, fabric, food waste, or other materials. It's all possible to recycle, but would be to costly and hard to manage. Styrofoam, for example, can be recycled only if it is not contaminated at all. That means you'd need a completely separate truck or compartment on an existing recycle truck which was clean.

Second, due to our limitations and peoples apathy and laziness, trash volumes far exceed recycling volumes. Prime example; I have a recycle route tomorrow which will be about 7 tons max. It encompassed one entire trash route, 2/3rds of another route and a townhome complex off a third route. The first route yields around 20 tons, the second about the same so 14 is 2/3rds ish and the townhomes about 6. So while the trash guys will pick up 40 tons of trash, I'll pick up around 7 tons from the same houses. 20% approximately. It varies from area to area, but people aren't doing enough to recycle to make it worthwhile for the companies to outfit people with bigger containers and the equipment to handle them.

It pisses me off a little when I see people who go out of their way to recycle living right next to people who don't have a clue. I do trash 3 days a week and it is amazing how much more people could recycle if they would just educate themselves and make the little extra effort. I'm not talking about going all hippie eco green here, just the little things. Like when the recycle bin is full, put it in a bag marked recycle or another can, don't just throw it in the trash.

Oh, also, diapers, grass and shoes don't go with your curbside recycling.


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I bought some pet food containers at the Container Store. They are about two feet tall, have wheels and a lid that has an air tight seal.
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I bought some pet food containers at the Container Store. They are about two feet tall, have wheels and a lid that has an air tight seal.
Depending on your recycle driver, buying your own containers could be a bad idea. I know some guys who like to beat the shit out of the containers. Bang 'em off the truck, bounce 'em off the curb, etc... If your cans / bins look like they've been through the war, that might be your guy.
I use mutual respect when dealing with customers trash. If it looks like they've taken the extra effort to make it easier on me and not left me a huge mess I'll take everything out there. I'll stand the cans up ( or upside down ), make sure the lids don't vanish, clean up any messes from animals. Hell, for good customers I'll even grab the trash from by the house if they forget to put it out.
If they put out two dozen untied bags and a big pile of loose trash, whatever I drop stays. Whatever falls out of the bag stays. Whatever I don't like the look of stays. Heavy can? Not today dirtbag. Recycle bin full of dog crap? Hope it doesn't accidentally disappear.

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. Like when the recycle bin is full, put it in a bag marked recycle or another can, don't just throw it in the trash.

Oh, also, diapers, grass and shoes don't go with your curbside recycling.

Where's your route at? I m in McHenry, Concord Drive......
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Recycle 'bags' are also plentiful and cheap.. they are just blue plastic 13 or 30 gallon strong trash bags specifically for this purpose...

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We are allowed to throw out one large item a week, like a sofa, ect if you call ahead and let Waste Management know. I threw away a picture window I had stacked neatly by the curb. Occasional tipping doesn't hurt either.
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Depending on your recycle driver, buying your own containers could be a bad idea. I know some guys who like to beat the shit out of the containers. Bang 'em off the truck, bounce 'em off the curb, etc... If your cans / bins look like they've been through the war, that might be your guy.
I use mutual respect when dealing with customers trash. If it looks like they've taken the extra effort to make it easier on me and not left me a huge mess I'll take everything out there. I'll stand the cans up ( or upside down ), make sure the lids don't vanish, clean up any messes from animals. Hell, for good customers I'll even grab the trash from by the house if they forget to put it out.
If they put out two dozen untied bags and a big pile of loose trash, whatever I drop stays. Whatever falls out of the bag stays. Whatever I don't like the look of stays. Heavy can? Not today dirtbag. Recycle bin full of dog crap? Hope it doesn't accidentally disappear.
I'm really surprised people out there are dumb enough to piss off their recycling/garbage guy.

I'm one of those people that take the extra effort to make it easier on them. Whomever my guy is then takes the extra effort and puts my recycling bins and garbage can up by my garage door for me

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norton, I actually live in Holiday Hills, but work out of Elgin. I pick up in Schaumburg and Hanover Park.

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anyone remember that 80s maybe 90s movie about two garbage men. I think they find cash in a garbage can or something.
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anyone remember that 80s maybe 90s movie about two garbage men. I think they find cash in a garbage can or something.

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Looking back on my college days, it had to be a nightmare for trash guys in the college atmosphere. We would have 4-5 full trash containers, shit everywhere, 10-15 empty beer cases scattered, puke in the bottom of some of the containers. Of course the trash guys left a mess also.
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