Garbage trucks are cool because they are modern mechanical marvels.

Yes, they are designed to pick up trash but we have three different models that operate distinctly from each other. Kiddos see the men hanging off the side of the garbage trucks as they move down the street and think it’s like a cool theme park ride but adults think it’s cool for far different reasons. Aside from keeping the community more sanitary, the way these specialized vehicles work is extremely cool. Each model picks up the rubbish bins in different manners, but they all compact the trash making it possible to haul away tons of refuse from our midst.

front-loading garbage trucks

Front-Loading Garbage Trucks

rear-loading garbage trucks

Rear-Loading Garbage Trucks

side-loading garbage trucks

Side-Loading Garbage Trucks

Our front-loading garbage trucks are designed to raise large dumpsters over the top of the truck, and when it reaches the pinnacle, the dumpster is overturned so the refuse tumbles out into the hopper. The trash is then compacted, and pushed towards the the rear wall, allowing for a multitude of pick ups along the route. When the hopper is full of compacted trash, it is emptied into a landfill through an open tailgate. These front-loading garbage trucks are most suitable for commercial purposes, such as retail stores, restaurants, hotels, sports venues, apartment complexes, and office buildings. Our residential customers are more familiar with the rear-loading garbage trucks that rumbles through their neighborhoods twice weekly. Garbage bags and the contents of the trash cans are tossed into the rear of the truck as the trash collectors work their way throughout their route. Then there are our side-loading garbage trucks, where these trucks accommodate situations such as large apartment complexes and business parks with multiple buildings. The robotic arms of the side-loading garbage trucks are used to automatically lift and overturn the dumpsters into the truck’s hopper for compacting.

This is why adults think that garbage trucks are so cool!

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River Parish Disposal is a full-service waste disposal service provider for the Metro New Orleans area.

Our services include: portable toilets; handicap portable toilets; portable restroom trailers; hand washing stations; corrugated waste boxes; dumpsters; roll-off dumpsters; garbage truck fleet for trash collection; solid waste compactors; and cardboard balers.

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