I’ve always had the greatest respect for the guys who drive the trash truck. They often get a raw deal when it comes to public opinion; much of their work goes unnoticed because people are busy doing other things and they take it for granted that trash pickup just happens. At Toolmonger we know it doesn’t “just happen” — many dedicated men and women get up at the crack of dawn and bust ass to make it seem that way.
Reader Fredboness posted up this great video of the modern trash truck. Two of these trucks come around every week –- one for trash and the other for recycling. The days of guys hanging off the back snatching cans may be numbered, but the giant, can-grabbing arm has got to be fun to play with. The funny part is that everyone who happens to catch a glimpse of them doing their thing will always watch the arm in action at least once.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]