The Town of Buchanan is considering the possibility of moving toward automated garbage & recycling collection services in 2018. There are a number of benefits to be gained by moving toward automated collection. Benefits include cost savings over time, occupational health & safety, prolonging the life of the landfill through increases in recycling and reducing litter in the Town.
Automated pickup is the most advanced collection system available today. Automated collection is a system where waste is placed in a cart then emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle, instead of workers lifting and emptying cans or bags by hand. Automated collection service involves waste being picked up by one single driver per truck.
Each home will be supplied with one garbage and one recycling collection cart on wheels. Carts would be set out the night before your collection day. Residents must ensure that the carts are set out in their proper location roadside and accessible by the automated collection vehicles.
National surveys indicate the 95-gallon cart is adequate for the average household. Each container would hold the equivalent of three (3) normal trash cans. It is important that you place all household garbage inside the garbage cart and recyclables inside the recycling cart so that the operator can utilize the mechanical arm to lift the container and empty it.
Studies have found the automated collection system compared with the manual collection systems provide a safe and more attractive neighborhood and create a safe and healthy work environment for collection laborers. Due to the design of the cart, residents will find that they have less litter, odor and pest problems because the durable lid always remains on the cart. Also, automated carts are convenient, easy to roll, and extremely durable.
Please complete this short survey to tell us your opinions about our current recycling and garbage collection services. The Town of Buchanan is reviewing options which may include automated pick up with provided carts. This information will help the Town of Buchanan to better develop and manage garbage and recycling collection services for our residents. Thank you.