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Dating back to the US Civil War era, the oldest garbage trucks were simple carts, drawn through the streets either by the oxen’s or the horses. But nowadays, the garbage trucks have been motorized and the trucks have gotten bigger and the containers have grown stronger to facilitate greater compaction.
What do they do?
Garbage is typically collected in a truck where it is received and usually compacted in the truck. The waste collector takes the equipment from the depot, and the driver and the waste collector goes on collecting the waste according to their pre-defined route. Later on, they empty the truck at the landfill.
Garbage trucks sound too loud
Garbage trucks have their engine reviving even while at rest to provide power for the lifts And compactors that deal with your waste. Both regular and dumpster-collecting vehicles are moving from one location to another only a few tens of meters away, so they commonly use lower gears and higher engine revs and don't have the opportunity to change to higher, quieter gears.
In cities, the vehicles that collect dumpsters drive forwards to the trash, lift and empty, then back out to leave the bin behind. Reversing alarms are, and the engine is running at speed through the whole process.
The vehicles are supplied in a reasonably conventional format and with no extra sound absorption, which, apart from being expensive to install also has significant costs in heat dissipation and energy-efficient operation.
The locations in which people hear a lot of garbage trucks are commonly close-built Residential neighbourhoods. The sound echoes between the reflective surfaces of adjacent Buildings.
These buildings are serviced either more frequently, or by more companies than elsewhere. The city areas are conveniently serviced at night when the sounds of the vehicles are more obvious, and people are more sensitive to external noise.
The vehicles hang around in your ear sight longer, giving you time to appreciate the service they provide.
Where does the garbage go?
All garbage gets collected and goes through a rigorous process and ends up in:
- Recycling centres.
- Waste-to-energy plants
You can find these facilities all over the country.
As you know the waste goes to transfer stations, these stations provide a central location so that the garbage trucks can drop off their trash, and the continue with their work of garbage pickups,
without having to leave the city to make a direct dump at the nearest landfill or disposal facility. The transfer station is said to be the midpoint from which the trash to be compacted and consolidated before being sent to a landfill or another destination is carried. Once ready for transfer, the garbage is loaded onto long-range trucks that will take it to its final destination. At the end of the day 55 % of waste ends up in landfills and 35–45% end up in recycling centres/composters.
For these type of wastes, we usually ask help from the professional people of hazardous waste disposal company who will do the disposal instead since we all know that these are very harmful to human and environmental health.