07 December 2011

Waste Removal ~ Taking Out the Trash & No.2

IBM's SmarterPlanet spotlights NYC trash handling, where the...
"Department of Sanitation operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks and 450 mechanical brooms. Each week, approximately 64,000 tons of household and institutional waste are collected. In 2009, the average truck collected 9.9 tons of refuse and 5.6 tons of recyclables per shift."
And Cynical-C spots The Sewage Trucks of Dubai...
"Amazingly, Dubai doesn’t have a sewage infrastructure to support its skyscrapers, including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Drivers said they’d been queuing for three days!"

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