|The “Big Blue”, a 96 gallon container, is used for the 1-Arm Bandit Program. This size is larger than three 30 gallon containers most people are accustomed to. |
Automated refuse collection is the use of mechanical equipment to reduce or eliminate the need for city employees to lift and empty refuse containers. Fully automated refuse trucks use mechanical arms to lift special containers off the street, empty them into the trucks, and return them to their original positions. Semi-automated refuse trucks, used in some alleys, require city employees to roll the containers onto mechanical lifters to empty them into the backs of the trucks.