In this one we head underground again beneath a building in Kent St near the town hall. With this job there are four 660L cardboard bins to service, but you can't exactly use the lifter. You'll see the bins are situated in a room off an elevated dock and there's no ramp available to take the bins down to the truck. So the only option is to hand unload, otherwise drop them on the side and push them into the hopper like shown in the video.
We also get a different angle showing the packer in action, a quick look at the truck and then a shot at the end of some city nightlife. Hope you enjoy some more action from below the CBD.
World Tower Underground (Bales + 660L)
I took a Friday off work and went out with one of the mates during his
Thursday night run. We left the yard at 9pm and did a little loop through
Ku-Ring-Gai and Ryde before heading into the Sydney CBD, then tipped off at
Visy and finished up at 7am. I was tagging along on a Watts Waste cardboard
recycling run which involved a white single axle Heil / Isuzu, previously
belonging to PK Management before the company went bust.
I'd wanted to do a full night shift for a while and finally got the
opportunity, which turned out to be an awesome experience, especially being
able to cruise through central Sydney. I love the darkness, flashing
lights, quiet streets and roaring trucks when it comes to the night shift,
but being in the city is just as awesome with all the high rise residential
and commercial buildings. When you go through the CBD at ground level on
the main streets you don't see much apart from some 240L bins belonging to
small businesses. The back lanes are where a lot of action happens, but the
serious deal is found underground, which is something I love about CBD
This night was the first time I got to go down below the busy streets and
madness, with this video giving you a look at the first dock I got to see.
There was plenty down there, especially those 1100Ls you get a look at on
the left and then the group of 1.5m containers at the end of the first
clip. All we were getting down there was a 660L and a single bale, but we
threw a few extras on from another spot, so there's some sweet footage of
bales getting packed by this little rear loader. We also checked out the
bin room which all those loaded 1.5m bins came from - just wish I got a
closer look at the compactors they get hooked up to. A Hino rear loader
joined us down below during the video too, which tackled all those 1100L
bins by utilising the same method shown in one of the other videos I posted
of this truck.. Also hearing that Hino thunder through the dock made me
wonder what an Acco would sound like :P
I saw a few other trucks out and about including two Scania rear loaders
belonging to Sita and Cleanaway, then also a handful of smaller trucks
belonging to Dimeo, Eco Sense and Veolia. There are so many videos I want
to get from the city with a very different setting down in those docks,
then all the trucks that pass through intrigue me even more! I hope you
guys enjoy this footage, look out for more of this little Isuzu and other
Watts Waste machines. One mistake I made on that night was not getting rest
beforehand... I ended up being awake for 37 hours before I got to sleep on
Friday night! haha
Veolia Trade Waste Collection
Once again I'm due for a rear loader upload and have noticed it's been a
while since I last shared something of a Compaction Systems unit. So I went
through what I have available and chose this video! This is another upload
based on commercial and industrial collections, or "trade waste" as it is
also known, but for a change we have a Veolia truck featured for the first
time, at least since that video from ages ago of one of their new Isuzus.
Back when I did night shift, sometimes I motivated myself to go out after
work into the daytime and video some garbage trucks... instead of sleeping
and lazying around at home. On three different Monday mornings I pushed
through into daylight hours and detoured to the Manly area, where I joined
a mate doing his rear loader run with truck #20359, which may well have
worked in the previous City of Sydney contract.
Basically all this footage was taken on the beach side of Manly in the
loading zone of Henrietta Lane, which was once a popular spot for me
videoing the Manly Council trucks. You will see Veolia has some good
four-wheeled bin work in this little spot, which includes shops, pubs and
hotels... plenty of garbage comes out of here! A fun fact; you can't really
service Manly in the middle of the night due to lots of daytime
restrictions - quite an inconvenience.
I achieved a bit of tripod action around the beginning for some neat
recording, but most was handheld videoing. I also edited off most of the
slow parts without trying to take away the full experience of the job, but
I understand some sections may still get boring... personally I enjoy the
last 4mins or so the most. Also a unique sound to this truck compared to
what I've heard in the past, not that it doesn't sound good! Cheers to the
operator and hope you enjoy!
Summer Break 2011: J&J Refuse GMC Moving Van
Today I was going to film the J&J mini packer at my grandma's house again,
only to find out it was broke down. They don't have a back up truck and
evidentally the city contract will not let them service this one-lane
private road with a full size truck, they decied to rent a moving van to
collect with. Enjoy this unusual footage!
Republic Services: Bulk Trash (Part 1)
Here in the unincorporated community of Dreaming Summit near Luke AFB,
where many of the residents work. This is by far one of the most friendly
communities I've ever been in, all of the videos of this Sterling were
filmed in a gated part of the community and even then all the residents who
saw what I was doing simply smiled and said they hoped it turned out well.
It really makes a difference filming in a friendly community where the
residents don't jump to conclusions and end up calling the police on you.
Anyway, the HOA contracts with Republic Services for weekly trash &
recycling plus monthly collections of bulky waste. From what I could tell,
trash and recycling is collected by MRU Autoreaches and two bulk trash
crews (this Sterling and a Volvo you'll see in a later video).
Republic is certainly making a difficult job even harder for their
employees by not giving their crews a tractor (like a Kubota, which many
municipal crews receive) to a assist loading the hopper. This neighborhood
generates a ton of greens that take a good amount of time to load by hand
which could be scooped up fairly quickly with a Kubota.
I know two people loading trash in the hopper isn't usually the most
exciting thing to watch, so I filmed loading as little as possible and
focused far more on the packing cycles, especially in the later parts to
save battery (which still overheated and died...) and SD card space. As
always, please remember to comment! I really appreciate the kind words...
Thanks to the friendly crew for allowing me to film your truck! Hope your
sons enjoy the video :)
Thanks for watching and remember to leave a comment!
**Quick disclaimer for Republic Services management, if you happen on this
video or any of my videos of your company, they should NEVER be used to
discipline or terminate employees, but rather should be used for educating
them on what they did wrong.**
Old Blue Mountains Clean-Up Truck
Back in June 2011 I returned to the Blue Mountains early on a Monday
morning to capture more footage of the trucks and to get a bit of an update
on what was being used up there.
There was no surprise seeing one of the massive JJ Richards recycling
trucks in Glenbrook, but I also came across one of the smaller recycling
trucks in Blaxland during the late morning. The first truck I videoed early
in the darkness was the only new garbage truck in the council fleet at the
time, another MJ / Acco with a different paint scheme. After this I was
surprised to find one of the old Garpac side loaders still on litter bins,
but I coincidently found out that a brand new Garwood was sitting in the
works depot as a replacement for that particular Garpac. After all this I
also caught up with one of the existing garbage trucks during the early
However, between all this I had a main priority which was to catch the
clean-up trucks on video. The first time I was there I discovered the old
Formula 5000 they used on clean-up and was told about the Scania, and at
7am on this Monday I came across this old rear loader. It turned out the
old International / Heil was sitting in the workshop, so I got to video the
old MacDonald Johnston (E-Z Pack) instead.
Nothing really much to say, but you'll notice this truck is very old and
battered... I was almost certain the council would have upgraded by then.
Here you get a brief driving shot and a view of the packer handling a
couple of sofas.
Heil Rapid Rail--Packer in Action Pt. 3
Hopper stayed full a lot of the time in this one. Makes it better
watching...enjoy! Trash footage is available
I was told by a driver that the clean-up guys probably wouldn't be out
because that Monday was a public holiday. However, after sighting the paper
truck again, I noticed this truck driving towards me. The guys were cool
with the filming, so I followed them around for a while until they stopped
beside two decent piles I'd seen earlier. I also recognised this truck
after hearing it rev and see its body size, so I went to the front of the
truck and saw #328; one of the old Warringah vegetation trucks. Please
rate, comment and hope you enjoy!
Body Make: Compaction Systems (now Superior Pak)
Model: 25m Maxi Pak
Chassis: Iveco Acco
Council: Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal
Contractor: Veolia Environmental Services
Collection Type: Clean-Up / Bulk-Waste
Republic Services: EZ Pack Hercules on Underground Recycling
Approximately 10 miles past the point where you're pretty sure you're
completely freaking lost, lies the isolated community of Sun City Festival.
The community was annexed by Buckeye (the rest of the town is about 30
miles south) and therefore receives trash, recycling, green waste, and bulk
collection by Republic Services. As do the rest of the Sun Cities, Festival
utilizes underground trash containers. This community is significantly
newer than the rest, so there's an additional container buried underground
used for recyclables. The purpose of this system is to keep the streets
looking neat by never having the containers hit the curb to be left out for
hours. Quite frankly, it works quite well, with the few exceptions of
residents who exceed the limited capacity and are forced to store and stack
extras around the containers.
Twice a week, two Republic Services crews make the rounds around the
community, the first pickup of the week being for trash, and the second for
recyclables. The week this was filmed, Buckeye was receiving its first
quarterly manual greens collection. Being that this yard only has three
rear loaders, the regular truck for this route (Volvo / McNeilus RL) was
needed for green waste. For these situations, Republic simply keeps around
this random carry can. This time around, an ex US-Waste EZ Pack got to
carry it around all day. So this was definitely a lucky catch being that
its only used a few times per year (when Buckeye has its quarterly bulk
collection, and now twice as much with their new green waste program). This
community is serviced on either a Mon/Thu or Tue/Fri schedule, depending on
which side of the main road you live on, so Republic always schedules bulk
for its HOAs on Wednesdays, ensuring there's always trucks available.
Hope you enjoy this rare catch (first carry can and first EZ Pack for me!)
and please remember to comment!
The New Truck
This was the new truck that became part of the Manly Waste fleet during the
middle of 2008. The previous trade waste truck they had was being used for
double shifts 7 days a week, so the time came where they needed a new
I really like this new Heil; it has an awesome sound coming from the engine
and it's pretty fast too. One thing I like about the new Heils is how the
spill shield becomes fully vertical when it's raised, rather than other
makes which maintain a curve, trapping the garbage. Just like the other
4000s in the fleet, this one comes with the drum winch and Binksie
Services' simple comb lifter to handle the range of containers on the trade
I hope you enjoy the action in this compilation, all ratings and comments
are greatly appreciated, be sure to check out the other videos of this
Body Make: HEIL Environmental Industries
Model: 23m Formula 4000
Chassis: Iveco Acco
Contractor: Manly Waste
Collection Type: Mixed Commercial Waste
Recycling the Go Green packer
Created on June 14, 2011 using FlipShare.I told the driver that Green frog
was in the hopper.lol and he got recycled.
4th Of July Hopper Footage - Monday Pt. 3
Part 3 is a fun one, lots of bulk and odd items. You'll notice that soccer
magnet that held on for this entire series finally falls off around 8:30.
At 13:39 the truck is just as pissed off as I am at the bag that stuck in
the can and sounds badass when it takes off.
Warringah Clean-Up Pt 1 (Truck #123 / Dirty Residents)
I took these videos one Tuesday after school while all the trucks were out
trying to get the rest of my area finished. In this video we have truck 123
taking care of a large set-out by some dirty residents - all this rusted,
heavy and loose material was scattered all over this nature strip. Then
there is another shorter video of this truck servicing a few other piles, a
single clip of 046 feeding on some sofas and a metal cabinet, then finally
we have a full truck 122 struggling to get one last pile squashed in. Hope
you enjoy the four videos, please rate and comment.
Body Make: MacDonald Johnston
Model: 28m JP5
Chassis: Iveco Acco
Council: Warringah Shire
Contractor: United Resource Management (URM)
Collection Type: Clean-Up / Bulk-Waste