RFID Waste Bin Tags

Homeowners in any city in Canada are probably going to think their property taxes are too high, but when you think about all that you get for yours it’s really still a fairly good deal for anyone who owns a home. For starters you can imagine what life would be like without trash collection, and if you think that would be a hassle you’re right. Not to mention how stinky it could be too. There’s extremely hot weather all over Canada right now, and when the mercury climbs high you’re going to extremely thankful that your green garbage goes at the very least!

Waste bins are an integral part of that equation, and most homeowners will have ones provided for them by the municipality. Most people don’t ever produce enough trash of any sort to find their waste bins aren’t enough, but for those that do here and Load n Lift we are best for dumpster rentals in the Colborne and Trenton areas of Ontario, and as you might guess we don’t have much of a problem with these bins going missing.

They’re kind of large and heavy, and if anyone is capable of tossing one of them into the back of a pickup truck we’d love to see it.

All joking aside, most people don’t have their bins stolen but it does happen from time to time. What does happen more often and is more troubling maybe is when garbage doesn’t get picked up when it should be. Especially when it’s hot like it is these days, but one of the things that’s very interesting is the use of RFID technology for waste bin tracking.

Superior Tracking

Most people will associate the term RFID with the sleeves some people keep their credit cards in so they can’t be scanned while they’re unaware of it. RFID stands for radio-frequency identification, and the basic explanation for it is that it uses electromagnetic fields to auto identify and track tags attached to objects.

The reason RFID tags are being attached to municipal waste bins is because it allows city sanitation departments to determine what bins have been emptied, at what times, and in what locations. It works with GPS, another fantastic technology for anyone who has interests in fleet management. These city services should be working with maximum effectiveness and reliability for homeowners who want to get full value for those property taxes they’re paying.

Having RFID tags on them allows managers to monitor participation levels by route, street and individual homes. RFID technology also enables automated asset tracking and scanning of real-time service verification to determine collection and utilization trends related to these waste containers all through their working lives.

The benefits of RFID bin collection data on routes also lets managers monitor all sorts of different aspects of route operations, including progress on the route, missed stops, driver performance, vehicle condition and safety-related situations with real-time data that maximizes fleet productivity, safety and availability.

And yes, if bins start going missing they can be tracked via the tags too. Fortunately they don’t have the appeal shopping carts do, but that may change someday. RFID tags have a lot of beneficial applications for all sorts of industries, and waste disposal in Colborne and Trenton may be one of them too eventually.

Real Potential for Private Service Providers

Anywhere that’s not too far from Toronto and the ‘Big Smoke’ as it’s called is still going to be considered relatively urban. If you get into more of the reaches of the province it may be like certain areas of Canada where some municipal services are contracted out to private contractors. Waste collection is one of them often, and RFID tags for waste bins are going to have even more appeal in these scenarios when utilized by these private providers.

In addition to the same tracking and overseeing abilities, being able to fine tune the logistics of operations with the information gathered from the waste bin tags can be a strong part of convincing municipalities that they’re the provider for the job.

In the bigger picture one of the biggest benefits of RFID tags will be for recycling bins. Having more far-reaching information about the bins usage and collection trends will make for more effective and successful municipal recycling efforts and considering how many recyclables the average household produces in a year that’s really a huge plus.

And if RFID tags ever make sense for trash removal and dumpster bin rentals in Trenton and Colborne you can be sure we’ll get on board quite readily

Anyone needing waste pick up and disposal in Colborne or Trenton or dumpster delivery and pick up can get it right the first time by always calling Load n’ Lift. We can have dumpster bins on site and picked up once they’re full with the very best in pricing and service AND waste disposal done properly as per Ontario provincial regulations. Call us anytime!

Repurposing Waste: Arqlite Smart Gravel

You’ve probably heard of the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – and it’s a darn good thing that more and more people and more and more communities are getting behind them for better environmentally-friendly practices. Here at Load n’ Lift we are waste disposal and disposal bin rentals for Trenton and Colborne pros and when you’re in the ‘biz’ it’s natural to start taking in an interest in trends like these.

Maybe we can add one more R to that trio – Repurpose. It’s great how may products are now being broken down into other products rather than ending up in a landfill. All-season sports fields and slip-resistant playground surfaces made from repurposed motor vehicle tires are one of the more well-known examples. Used tires would be a massive overload issue if there wasn’t ways to recycle and repurpose them.

But you know what’s the probably the number one overload issue on the planet? Discarded plastics, and so much so in fact that the Pacific garbage patch is a basically a floating state out there in the ocean and it’s really sad that something like that has happened. Plastics make up a LARGE part of the patch and sadly many of them are single-use beverage bottles.

We like to keep things positive with our blog, so instead of dwelling on that let’s look at a way that plastics are being repurposed as part of better waste management and recycling.

Good Gravel

Gravel isn’t just used as an alternative to paving for driveways and the like. It’s also used to create drainage for buildings and there’s other uses too. Arqlite Gravel is really cool stuff, and it’s not made from fragmented rock at all. It’s made from plastic, and it has a lot of functional advantages that make it an even better choice for any application where conventional gravel is currently being used.

Nothing at all to do with waste disposal services for Colborne and Trenton residents, but this stuff is really impressive and having eco gravel is a sure lot better than having plastic waste floating in the middle of the ocean. This gravel is proven long lasting and safe for the environment and has already been utilized by the civil engineering industry, concrete mix companies, precast manufacturers, landscapers and even by hydroponic growers who find it excellent for nutriculture applications.

Here’s the best part – One ton of Arqlite Smart Gravel is 1 tonne of plastics deviated from the environment. Plus this recycled plastic gravel doesn’t discard any water or other pollutants during the manufacturing process and it also reduces transport contamination and can be used for better insulation in buildings to reduce the carbon footprint caused by AC and heating.

Come on Canada!

This technology is only widely used in the USA and in Argentina at this time, but hopefully civic municipalities in Canada also get on board with this material repurposing example to join the eco wave that’s building as people learn that we need to live more sustainably. So come on Canada, let’s start turning plastic waste into eco gravel too!

Another promising development is that we’re seeing more and more companies participate plastics offsets programs to neutralize their impact more. These guys actually have an equation for going plastic neutral, and you can find it at their website linked to above.

Call us here at Load n’ Lift first if you need jobsite trash collection here in Colborne or Trenton, and we can deliver dumpster rentals on site the same day. You fill them and then we pick them up and dispose of the waste properly every time. No job is too big and we always put a priority of every customer’s full satisfaction with our waste disposal service and dumpster bin rentals Ontario.

Repurposing Waste: Arqlite Smart Gravel

You’ve probably heard of the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – and it’s a darn good thing that more and more people and more and more communities are getting behind them for better environmentally-friendly practices. Here at Load n’ Lift we are waste disposal and disposal bin rentals for Trenton and Colborne pros and when you’re in the ‘biz’ it’s natural to start taking in an interest in trends like these.

Maybe we can add one more R to that trio – Repurpose. It’s great how may products are now being broken down into other products rather than ending up in a landfill. All-season sports fields and slip-resistant playground surfaces made from repurposed motor vehicle tires are one of the more well-known examples. Used tires would be a massive overload issue if there wasn’t ways to recycle and repurpose them.

But you know what’s the probably the number one overload issue on the planet? Discarded plastics, and so much so in fact that the Pacific garbage patch is a basically a floating state out there in the ocean and it’s really sad that something like that has happened. Plastics make up a LARGE part of the patch and sadly many of them are single-use beverage bottles.

We like to keep things positive with our blog, so instead of dwelling on that let’s look at a way that plastics are being repurposed as part of better waste management and recycling.

Good Gravel

Gravel isn’t just used as an alternative to paving for driveways and the like. It’s also used to create drainage for buildings and there’s other uses too. Arqlite Gravel is really cool stuff, and it’s not made from fragmented rock at all. It’s made from plastic, and it has a lot of functional advantages that make it an even better choice for any application where conventional gravel is currently being used.

Nothing at all to do with waste disposal services for Colborne and Trenton residents, but this stuff is really impressive and having eco gravel is a sure lot better than having plastic waste floating in the middle of the ocean. This gravel is proven long lasting and safe for the environment and has already been utilized by the civil engineering industry, concrete mix companies, precast manufacturers, landscapers and even by hydroponic growers who find it excellent for nutriculture applications.

Here’s the best part – One ton of Arqlite Smart Gravel is 1 tonne of plastics deviated from the environment. Plus this recycled plastic gravel doesn’t discard any water or other pollutants during the manufacturing process and it also reduces transport contamination and can be used for better insulation in buildings to reduce the carbon footprint caused by AC and heating.

Come on Canada!

This technology is only widely used in the USA and in Argentina at this time, but hopefully civic municipalities in Canada also get on board with this material repurposing example to join the eco wave that’s building as people learn that we need to live more sustainably. So come on Canada, let’s start turning plastic waste into eco gravel too!

Another promising development is that we’re seeing more and more companies participate plastics offsets programs to neutralize their impact more. These guys actually have an equation for going plastic neutral, and you can find it at their website linked to above.

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Call us here at Load n’ Lift first if you need jobsite trash collection here in Colborne or Trenton, and we can deliver dumpster rentals on site the same day. You fill them and then we pick them up and dispose of the waste properly every time. No job is too big and we always put a priority of every customer’s full satisfaction with our waste disposal service and dumpster bin rentals Ontario.

Solar Trash Can Advantages

Seems like pretty much everything is being revolutionized by technology in a big way these days, and the ordinary, unglamorous trash can is no exception. We specialize in trash disposal for Trenton and Colborne, but like everyone we do travel around Southern Ontario. Seems like no matter which city or town you’re in, you’ve seen these new trash cans that look and function differently from the ones that have been on city streets forever around here.

Many of these trash cans have a very noticeable solar charger on them, and that of course means that they are solar trash cans. If harnessing the sun’s energy can mean better waste management for cities, then ‘power’ to them! We think that all these new waste disposal technologies are excellent, although up until now we didn’t know how they worked. We’ve now added that to our knowledge base, and of course tops there is our expertise with dumpster rental with delivery and pick up for Trenton and Colborne areas.

But enough about that, let’s talk about how these sun-powered garbage cans work, and why they’re such a great technological innovation.

Less Need for Frequent Waste Collection

Solar trash cans reduce the frequency of waste collections and dispatches in a big way. That’s possible because a solar trash can be prompted to automatically compact waste once it reaches a certain volume inside the can. This is huge, because it effectively increases the bin’s capacity 5-8 times what it would be if the trash inside was not compacted. Being able to fill 500-800 liters of waste in a 100-liter bin and not having to do anything manually to do that is massively beneficial for municipal government’s and the city workers that collect trash.

Cleaner / More Hygienic Public Spaces

This part is fairly straightforward to understand – by being able to hold more trash they promote cleaner environments and streets. These smart compactors send real-time fill-level data wirelessly to a SaaS-based waste analytics platform that inform city staff on each bin’s fill-level status. When the bin indicates it’s nearing fill capacity, THAT is when city crews will empty it. Not before, and definitely not after when trash is piling up around the can because it’s overflowing.

Helpful Waste Collection Data Analytics

Expanding on that, solar trash cans often send real-time data to a waste analytics platform that city waste collection managers can use to assess the current fill-level situation, optimize collection routes, receive push notifications, and create data analytics reports. These reports can help make municipal waste collection much more efficient and timelier. All of which contributes to less trash being on the street

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Solar trash cans don’t need to be collected as often as standard waste bins, and so having garbage trucks going around less often collecting waste means much fewer CO2 emissions from these large-engine vehicles. That’s only part of the benefit too, as fewer collections also means less noise pollution and road wear. Last but not least, there’s less wear and tear on the vehicles, fuel costs, and staffing costs. All of which means waste collection asks less of the municipal budget each year, and that’s what taxpayers are always going to want to hear!

Need trash pick up and disposal in Colborne or Trenton areas of Southern Ontario? We’re your guys here at Load & Lift, and we have disposal bin rentals that we can have at your property or job site the same day. You fill them, we pick them up and dispose of the contents – responsibly every time. Add the fact we have the best prices and you’re wise to call us first if you need a dumpster on site to get rid of all that waste.

Garden Waste Management Tips

Probably doesn’t matter where you are in Southern Ontario – or anywhere else in the Province for that matter – to be able to enjoy the Spring weather that’s been a long time coming around these parts. Along with the warmer temperatures and the emerging colours all around us are longer hours in the day, and there’s something unbeatable about being able to have natura light outdoors after dinnertime.

For a lot of people that time is as good as any to be in their yard or garden getting rid of all the detritus that’s built up over the winter, plus getting the areas ready for summer with plenty of planting, pruning and the like. We may be waste disposal and disposal bin rental experts here in the Trenton and Colborne areas, but you might be surprised a good number of us are avid green thumbs too.

So while we’re happy to pick up yard waste in Trenton, Colborne, or any of the surrounding areas here in Ontario or provide you with a dumpster rental, we know that many of you won’t have mounds and mounds of garden and yard waste to get rid of and you’ll be taking care of that on your own. All good, and we know how there’s always lineups at municipal waste yards with vehicle stuffed full of trimmings and whatnot every day these days.

Call us for Trenton area waste disposal or bin rentals, but here’s some garden waste management tips for those of you who aren’t keeping up an acres-long property around your home.

  1. Make Your Own Compost

Managing garden waste by recycling it yourself is a great idea. Aside from not needing us to pick up waste in Colborne, the compost you can create on your own will be very beneficial for your garden beds for the next season. And if you have more compost than you need you can offer some to your neighbours, or even sell it if you’re so inclined. Google how to compost garden waste and you’ll find this is plenty easy to do. Fallen leaves, old bedding plants, weeds, organic waste from the kitchen – it can all become compost

  • Care for your Lawn Properly

The best way to deal with garden waste is, quite honestly, to make less of it. And proper lawn care is the best way to achieve this. Using quality tools and being proactive in maintaining your lawn and garden is the best start, and from there you’ll want to learn gardening best practices. There’s a lot to this, but one of the things everyone will tell you is that you HAVE TO stay ahead of weeds and other unwelcome growths in your garden. You’ll be thankful you did.

  • Take it to the Municipal Yard

Green waste disposal facilities in Ontario are often municipal dump yards that have a separate section dedicated to yard and garden waste. Usually if you have proof of municipal residency (many people have a sticker on their vehicle indicating this) then you’ll be able to get rid of garden waste in Southern Ontario without paying a charge.

The added benefit here is not only can you get rid of large volumes of yard waste all at once, but these places have the capacity to handle it all and they will also usually compost it themselves too and use the compost for municipality gardening projects that beautify your city or town.

  • Try Grasscycling

Everybody will be familiar with recycling, but what about grasscycling? It’s another great option for managing the green waste that you produce, and what it involves is composting or recycling lawn clippings on your lawn. The mulch you create from it can provide excellent nutrition for your plants, and do this regularly and you’ll find you have much less need for buying separate fertilizers.

  • Goes into the Green Bin

Most will know that the green recycling bins are for organic matter, and that’s where households will put their food waste. If you’ve got a mound of grass clippings, those can go into the green bin too. Don’t add any type of branches or twigs that you’ve trimmed, and especially do NOT put anything with prickles or thorns into there (an example being Blackberry bushes). Leaves and pruned flower tips can go in your green bin too.

Call Load n’ Lift first for your private garbage disposal in Trenton and Colborne needs. We have the best prices on dumpster bin rentals around here too, and we both deliver them and pick them up once filled. Plus, our waste disposal services always include proper and responsible disposing of the waste we collect. We make it so that you don’t have any hassle getting rid of household waste, construction waste, or any other type of material waste that has to go, and go NOW.

3 Recycling Myths, and the Need to De-String Disposal Masks

It’s been a winter like every other here in Ontario, but fortunately Winter will be on its way out over the course of the next month. We’d like to start here by saying how much we appreciate the work done by those who keep the roads and highways of the Province drivable when there’s snow and ice build up, and the thanks we have should be a given considering what our work involves as a Trenton Colborne dumpster rental and waste disposal business.

What has been different about this winter is how all of the COVID-19 protocols put into place has changed our lives, and the way we experience life in public. As civic-minded people we always support the municipal governments and know that they make these decisions based on the based science based on restricting the spread of the virus. So we’re happy to see that most people have been wearing masks, and especially when indoors in public places as that’s where the protection is really needed.

However, it doesn’t take much to imagine how many disposable masks are ending up in the trash these days. And – as you would also expect – we are very qualified to be telling you that’s exactly what’s happening. So many of them are being thrown out that you could take 3 of our disposal bin rentals and fill all over them in just a day or two! Maybe not quite, but it’s true that massive amounts of disposal masks are in the trash these days.

The waste can be processed, but the problem is if these masks don’t end up being disposed properly they can harm wildlife. So if you need to throw out a disposable mask just take some time to quickly tug hard enough on the ear loop strings to tear one end off the mask. Both sides.

Doing so will mean that there’s no chance that mask might end up around the neck of an animal or obstructing it in another way. But an even better suggestion is to buy a good quality reusable mask and then you won’t need to use the disposable surgical masks.

So that’s one truth, and what we’ll do now to complete this short blog entry is disprove 3 common myths when it comes to recycling. The second one in particular is really good to know, as high recycling rates for food packaging plastics is something that’s really important for major urban centres in Ontario and all across Canada.

MYTH #1 – Most Canadians are good with recycling as much as possible.

You’ve got to be committed and proactive if you’re going to a good recycling household. Is there more than one location in a household to store recyclables? If not, recyclables in areas outside the kitchen may get tossed out. Is there only one person in the house who’s expected to deal with the recycling? It’s known that making recycling a whole family thing – where everyone participates – leads to the most recycling of the right materials.

MYTH #2 – Containers need to be completely clean to be accepted and recycled.

It’s better if bottles, cans, and containers are as clean and free of food or drink residue before you recycle them. But the truth is they don’t need to be squeaky clean. Just make sure they’re clean enough to avoid contaminating other materials, and usually just a fairly good cleaning of them will do.

MYTH #3 – Even if it’s not in the recycling cart, the hauler will sort everything anyway.

More and more different types and varieties of non-recyclables and items that require special handling are arriving at waste disposal and recycling facilities in Canada. When they do they must be removed by hand by staff or sorted out mechanically. This has to be done as some items will negatively affect the ability of other legit items to be recycled properly themselves.

Non-recyclable garbage and materials requiring special handling placed in recycling increases the cost of the recycling process as well as the cost of waste and recycling collection services.

And the biggest problem is plastic bags. Workers need to climb into the machinery to cut plastic bags out of gears and screens.

Place recyclables directly into your blue bin or recycling container all the time!

That’s all for now, remember to always calls us if you need dumpster rentals in Trenton or Colborne or you need waste removal and disposal around here too.

Most Valuable Items Ever Found in the Trash

We’ll start here by saying that while we do specialize in dumpster bin rentals and trash removal for Trenton and Colborne areas, over all our years in the business we have yet to find anything of any real value in the waste we’ve disposed of. A few things that are interesting for the fact they’re in the trash, but nothing that would be considered worth anything.

However, there’s always a first and so if and when one of our dumpsters does come back to us with something of value in it we’ll be sure to let you know. After checking with the Ontario disposal bin rental customer to confirm if it was intentionally tossed out, of course. We’re a reputable and honest business first and foremost, but beyond that we’d be pretty darn pleased to get something of value out of a dumpster just like the rest of you would.

So what we thought we’d do today is share 4 stories of different times when someone made a very fortunate – and maybe even profitable – discovery amongst trash that was on its way to the dump or elsewhere and might have been lost forever if that person didn’t discover it.

Not to suggest that any of you should be rifling through dumpsters. Leave that to waste disposal pros for Colborne and Trenton, meaning us here at Load n’ Lift.

  • Ancient Mayan artifacts

An American man was working at a junk removal company 16 years ago and was cleaning out the apartment of an artist who had died recently. In a cardboard barrel he found $16,500 worth of ancient Mayan artifacts. Fortunately, this treasure was given to an appropriate museum to be researched and displayed as historical cultural artifacts. Which is the way it should be, so this man is to be commended for being responsible with this very valuable find.

  • Inheritance in Recycling

Now here’s one that we can directly relate to given what we do here as trash bin rental and waste disposal pros in Ontario. It was only just a few years ago that a man in the US State of Kentucky was working at a recycling center. It was a mundane and uneventful day like any other, until he found $22K of U.S. savings bonds lying in a barrel of scrap metal.

Again, a good ending to this one as the man tracked down the rightful owner and returned his savings bonds to him. But this is a great indication of just how possible it is to dispose of items when you don’t intend to. If you’re going to choose an ideal spot to ‘stash’ something, better to choose something that might not get tossed out in the trash some day. Especially if long-term memory is not your strong suit.

  • Lost Work of Art

A woman walking along a street in Manhattan, New York saw a painting that was resting up against a pile of trash and obviously intended to be collected along with it. She decided to pick it up and take it home for one reason only – she liked the colors. After doing a little research at home she was surprised to find out it was a lost masterpiece named ‘Tres Personajes’ and painted by Rufino Tamayo, a famous Mexican artist. The painting sold at auction for a $1 million! No doubt this woman looks back on picking up that discarded painting as one of the best things she’s ever done in her life!

  • Million Dollar Dumpster Dive

In the early 2000s a man named Edward St. John was a regular around a certain convenience store in the US state of Massachusetts. A little down on his luck, he would search through the dumpster there and see if he could find anything that he might be able to make use of. There were always plenty of lottery scratch n’ win tickets in there, and with not much better to do Edward would collect them and see if someone had mistakenly discarded a winner.

Well, in 2005 someone did. And the discarded ticket turned out to be worth $1 million! We can assume Edward St. John has no regrets about his dumpster diving ways, and he probably hasn’t dove into one for 15+ years now! Good on you Edward.

Now of course not everyone can be this lucky with finding treasures in trash, but anyone needing dumpster bin rentals in Colborne or Trenton plus waste disposal services can get it right the first time by always calling Load n’ Lift to have dumpster bins on site and then removed with the very best in pricing and service AND waste disposal done properly as per Ontario provincial regulations. Call us anytime!

Promising New Waste to Energy Technologies

Shouldn’t come as much of a surprise here. A company that specializes in dumpster bin rental for waste disposal in Trenton and Colborne, Ontario taking an interest in technological advances in waste disposal. Such is the case here at Load n’ Lift. While that trash-eating river man in Baltimore we highlighted a month or so ago is plenty interesting, there’s no better example of waste management for productive purposes than WHP (waste heat to power) technology. That’s part of what we’re going to talk about here.

Sound good? Right then, let’s get into it.

Waste to energy technology can be described as a process of using organic waste material to produce heat or electricity. This technology gets the hype it does because it converts solid waste substances like paper and plastic into energy, cost-effectively and sustainably. This is good stuff, because improper waste removal negatively impacts the environment in a big way and has problems with global reaches that extend beyond our backyards.

Thermal-Based Waste-to-Energy Technology

Development in gasification and incineration technologies has made it possible to operate large-scale thermal combustion facilities while minimizing polluting emissions. The straightforward process makes the technology highly appropriate for producing energy and there are now over 100 facilities in the US and many more in Asia and Europe.

Among these promising developments are direct combustion, pyrolysis, plasma arc gasification, and conventional gasification.

High Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Plenty of environmental pollution stems from the growing population and commercial activities in urban areas. This means high municipal solid waste (MSW) providing what’s needed for the waste-to-energy market. These days thermal-based conversion of waste to energy will contribute to growing economies, particularly in Asia Pacific region where there are more ecological protection concerns.

Increased economic development, construction, and industrialization also contribute favourably to this.

Biological Technologies

Biological technologies convert waste to energy in a way that’s more ecologically friendly compared to thermal based ones. As you’d expect, these technologies get high marks from environmental experts, and the segment is likely to penetrate the market.

Hydrothermal Carbonization Waste-To-Energy Technology

Geothermal conversion of liquid waste has great potential as a waste-to-energy technology. What this involves is the transformation of wet biomass feedstock through heat. Acid is then added in a highly-pressurized environment to be the catalyst speeding up the process and stimulating the generation of hydro-char. What’s really exciting with this one is the properties of hydro-char are identical to that of fossil fuels, and this technology produces the same amount of energy. This technology is not dependent on any kind of energy input either

The furthest thing from disposal bin rentals in Trenton and Colborne? You bet, but this has real potential when it comes to helping humanity reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reigning in climate change.

Dendro Liquid Energy (DLE)

DLE is all about producing electricity from waste, and the zero-emission discharge it offers gives a lot of potential for use a cleaner electricity generation source. Germany has been the primary pioneer and ground breaker for DLE technology, and it really is something that the entire world should borrow from them if it continues to be a prominent source of cleaner energy for use with densely populated urban areas.

DLE is 4 times more efficient in terms of electricity generation, and has the additional benefits of no emission discharge and effluence problems at plant sites.

A lot to look forward and think positively about with technology based on different waste disposal approaches. For waste disposal in Colborne and Trenton, Ontario make sure you call Load n’ Lift first and get your disposal bin rentals delivered and picked up along with responsible disposal that is always in adherence with Provincial guidelines and best practices for environmental preservation and making sure everything ends up where it should.

And Happy New Year to all of your from all of us! Hope 2021 is a good year for you.

How About Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel?


We’re fortunate here in Canada to have Americans as our neighbours because they’ve got some pretty smart Cookies down there and America has always been a world leader when it comes to ingenuity in solving urban problems. That’s not to say we don’t have similarly talented people up here in Canada – we certainly do. Anytime someone makes a real splash when it comes to waste collection and disposal you’re going to catch our attention here at Load n’ Lift, no matter where you’re located.

We do waste disposal and disposal bin rental in Trenton and Colborne, Ontario. But not too far away from us in the good State of Maryland there’s a new fellow who’s doing one heck of a job cleaning up local waterways. We can have disposal bin rentals at your job site in no time at all, but we’ve never conducted waste disposal while floating in any manner whatsoever.
Who are we talking about exactly? Let us introduce Mr. Trash Wheel

This ingenious – and seemingly animate – invention is the work of an engineer named John Kellett, a man who spent 20 years cleaning up trash along the Baltimore waterfront before he had the idea that eventually lead to Mr. Trash Wheel.

How does Mr. Trash Wheel work? That’s a good question, and here’s how he does his thing; in Baltimore Jones Falls is an 18-mile long stream which flows into the harbour. Mr. Trash Wheel is situated just before the entrance to it and 2 booms on either side extend from it to make sure no trash can escape this civic-minded character.

Water can continue on into the bay, but the trash can’t. Cups, bottles, plastic bags and floating debris are funneled toward the mouth of a conveyor belt on the barge. It’s then moved into a dumpster for proper disposal. The current of the water provides most of the power, but there are solar panels powering Mr. Trash Wheel too.

All Sorts of Trash

The good man has collected well more than 1100 tonnes of trash so far, and among that has been an estimated 11 million cigarette butts. He’s also gobbled up a few more interesting items too – including a discarded beer keg and even a guitar. The fact that he’s also kept an estimated 850, 000 plastic bottles out of the ocean is big plus too and yes he’s got all of this on his resume.

Mr. Trash Wheel has impressed to the extent that other countries around the world have expressed interest in Kellett’s invention, and it seems that Indonesia has already placed an order!
What’s more, you can even follow this fantastic fellow on Twitter if you like. Not your average tweeter, that’s for sure!

This type of innovation in waste management is the kind of stuff the whole world needs more of, and so we say Bravo to Mr. Kellett and the city of Baltimore for introducing this kind of device to the world. There are definitely more than a few waterways in Canada that could use something similar, and it will be interesting too see if we have our own Mr. Trash Wheel sometime in the not too distant future.

Need a dumpster rental for Colborne job site or a dumpster rental in Trenton for the same purposes? Make sure to call us first for the best in prices, service, and usually same day delivery of the bins. You fill them, we get rid of them and all waste is disposed of appropriately and in full accordance with Province of Ontario guidelines.


Creative Approaches to Trash Disposal Around the World


Here at Load and Lift we’ve never thought much more of ourselves than reliable waste hauling and dumpster rental services for the Colborne and Trenton area of Ontario. We’re also very aware that we don’t do what we do with any measure of uniqueness or creativity. It takes a certain type of person to even be capable of bringing anything out of the ordinary to waste disposal, but they do exist.

In fact, some people or organizations have done trash disposal so differently that they’ve received some acclaim and attention for their efforts. We might be able to draw a smiley face in chalk on the side of any of the dumpster rentals in Colborne and Trenton we send out to you, but that’s really about it. So instead of making light of our shortcomings in this regard, how about we put the spotlight on those around the world who are really getting it done with creative approaches to trash disposal.

Trash for Healthcare – Indonesia

It was a little more than 5 years ago that a doctor in Indonesia saw a potential connection between general health and the way that less than half of the 55K tons of garbage gets collected in Malang City, Indonesia. The resulting Garbage Clinical Insurance program in Indonesia now involves using trash as currency. People can collect the garbage and trade it for medical services and medicines. All ‘trash cash’ collected is then converted into money which is put back into his healthcare network.

Waste management and philanthropy together. How about that!

Garbage Converted into Useable Energy – Sweden

Sweden has an impressive waste-to-energy system that is super efficient and provides direct heating to over 900K Swedish households plus electricity to more than a quarter million individual homes. They’re so into it that now they even see garbage as a commodity, Sweden imports trash from other European countries to fuel its power needs, with 700 kg of rubbish having the potential to turn into 250 kg of energy and fuel.

Amusement Park Made of Rubbish – Uganda

Ruganzu Bruno is an artist and environmentalist in this African country who brings ecological art to the slums of Kampala. He worked with Eco Art Uganda to create an amusement park for children that’s built from discarded materials. Recycled swings and life-size board games made from plastic bottles are just some of the attractions found here, and it’s really quite something to see both the smarts in it and just how much the kids love playing there.

Plastic Paved Streets – India

An Indian chemistry professor has come up with a way to transform common plastic litter into a bitumen substitute for paving roads. This is good all around, not just environmentally. It’s a better coast alternative too, with this plastic substitute replacing up to 15% of the more expensive bitumen usually used.

Landfill-Turned-Eco Park – Hong Kong

The Sai Tso Wan Landfill Park held up to 1.6 million tonnes of waste previously, and the mound of unwanted waste stretched up some 65 metres into the air. They stopped adding to it and closed and sealed it in 1981, but it wasn’t until 2004 that work began on converting it into the playground. They utilized wind turbines, solar cells and energy derived from methane generated from the decomposed trash.

Impressive stuff folks, and wouldn’t it be nice if we had a Made in North America example to add to this list. Maybe we will eventually. In the meantime if you have waste hauling and disposal needs in Colborne or Trenton or need to rent a dumpster bin here, be sure to give us a call for the best in pricing and service.