Trash

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Labrador, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Labrador

    Labrador Light Load Member

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    So what do you OTR folks do to mange trash? Empty daily somewhere, every few days? Where, what are the best places?
     
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  3. sirhwy

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    I have a 5 gallon bucket for a trash can, I use kitchen trash liners in it, as well as the bags offered by truck stop when a purchase is made. The shopping bags work well to “tie up” a soup can or similar item to help keep it from stinking. If I can dispose of those items right away, I do it. Generally, it’s part of my fuel routine, empty trash in the cans provided at the fuel island. Once in awhile I see an accessible dumpster at a truck stop.
     
  4. Labrador

    Labrador Light Load Member

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    Thanks. It would be nice and much easier if truck stops provided dumpsters.
     
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  5. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Why do you need a dumpster? A simple trash can does the job just fine.
     
  6. John E Walker

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    Are you dumping biological waste ?
     
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  7. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Really, we got a thread about where to
    Throw your trash away.
    There's a trash can at every fuel pump and
    One every 25 feet apart at every big truck stop.
     
  8. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Pfftt, every on ramp and offramp has a trash dump next to it.
    Haven’t you seen all the trash littering the side of the road?
     
  9. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Every truck stop has dozens of trash cans scattered across the lot.

    Just remove the top and drop your bag inside, then put the top back on. I do it all the time. If the garbage is full, just leaved your sealed garbage bag next to the trash can.
     
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  10. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    They could be every 10 feet and some lazy SOB would still drop their trash on the ground.
     
  11. Eowyn

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    When I go grocery shopping the cashier or bagger puts my groceries in bags. I use these bags in the truck. I put the handle through my arm rest. When the bag gets full I’ll throw it away into a trash receptacle. I find most truck stops, rest areas, even shippers/receivers provide trash cans/dumpster.
     
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