have been cycling to work everyday during Winter for the last two
seasons, I have been able to observe the sanitation workers collecting
and accumulating garbage at this dump just before my office. Overtime, I
realised there are multiple vehicles (& implement) that are used
for collecting garbage right from picking it up from ones doors to
taking it to the final recycling or waste disposal unit. I found it
really interesting how the vehicles (& implement) go on increasing
in size depending on at what stage of the whole process it is used.
Also, I feel, most of these vehicles have been upgraded to more
sophisticated ones with custom designed hydraulic/mechanical tilting
mechanisms for easy transferring of garbage from one vehicle to another
and so on.
was glad to see that there are different kinds of vehicles for
different spaces. I don’t remember seeing vehicles #3 and #4 till
recently. #5 was there but not with the hydraulic contraption that picks
and drops the huge containers around the dumping sites. The huge
containers themselves have gone through a lot of change. They seem to
have a mechanism that compresses the garbage dumped in it to optimise
space to accommodate more garbage before it can be locked and taken
hope these new machines and the Central Government’s campaign on
cleanliness across the nation has made the lives and work of the
sanitation workers slightly easier even though that will also depend on
whether they are getting better salaries and respect in the society.
Following are the five vehicles (& implement) used for collecting garbage in the sequence I have observed them being used.