Your trash cans get weighed when dumped? And you don't mean a large,
commercial, industrial, special order dumpster? Again, weird.Out here in the
boonies the trucks drive up, pick up the can, dump it into the truck, drop
it, and drive away. Really, can you say the trash people do anything
different where you are? No on is going to "weigh" the trash from a regular
trash can. There is only one person doing the pickup, and he/she never gets
out of the truck! Just dump and drive. "If it fits, it ships", to plagiarize
from the USPS.
Not every trash company has the claw trucks, especially or rural runs
where you never know what the hell will be sitting at the curb. Around
here there are still one or two guys hanging off the back. Their back
muscles are the scale. If their backs says 'this is too heavy', it
doesn't get dumped. I've pushed it a few times, but I generally only
have a foot or two in the dumpster, so they let me slide some.
On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:35:10 -0400, aemeijers wrote:
How do you get rid of the other body parts? ;-)
No rural run here - we haul our own to the dump every few weeks. Not sure
what they'd do if I were to show up there with a bunch of dirt. When I
was overseas the trucks weighed the cans as they lifted them, I believe.
There was talk of putting microchips in every (council-issued-and-
sanctioned) can, too, so they could try to track who was doing what. Glad
I don't live there any more...
As I understand it, at the start of the mechanical lift from
the street, up and over to the initial receiving chute on
the truck, there is some sort of weight sensor that either
blinks a light in the cab, or sounds a buzzer, if some
pre-determined weight is exceeded. When the driver is
alerted by this he may abort the lift, leaving it for the
customer to handle - or abort the lift and then get out of
the cab and inspect the customer's bin. The driver notes in
a log the street address and the nature of the situation. I
had a "green" bin heavily loaded with sections of a tree
trunk which triggered the alarm. I happen to be there at
the time, with my broom cleaning up, and the driver told me
I had overloaded the bin, but that he would "override" the
alarm and take my stuff, but not to do it again.
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