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Garbage-o-way™

a revolutionary garbage disposal system
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Bear with me, this could take some explaining, and maybe a diagram, but here goes.... My idea is to solve the whole problem of wastebins in the kitchen and emptying them. Built into the kitchen wall at worktop level is a hole (with cover - cat-flap style) which accomodates all garbage. The rubbish it taken through a shute into a cylindrical container housed outdoors which is fitted with a hydraulic press to compress the rubbish. The cylindrical container is mounted on wheels to easily be moved for collection. If you create more than one container of rubbish in a week - no problem, the deluxe model is enhanced by a shrink wrap mechanism, offering extra bags - which also have extremely inexpensive wheels attached. Can be purchased by packs of 5. My twin brother "atomic point dexter" thinks this idea 'stinks', but what the hey! - my Mum loves it.
gizmo, Nov 05 2001

(??) The Animal http://www.halfbake...m/idea/The_20Animal
Scan the annotations for a suggestion regarding the garbage disposal process. [phoenix, Nov 05 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Straight Dope on toilet and kitchen hygiene http://www.straight...assics/a990416.html
Germs are among us! Be afraid! Be very afraid! [pottedstu, Nov 05 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Have the device haul the garbage to the curb and you can have my croissant, though I'd rather have something like [UnaBubba]'s Animal® garbage disposal system.
phoenix, Nov 05 2001
  

       I would love a Garbage -o-way, maybe you could have four shoots for recycling, one for rubbish, one for glass (wine bottles) and one for paper and one for tins (beer) or bean tins - or the GOW could differentiate between them? you have my vote
vimto, Nov 05 2001
  

       Largely Baked - this is pretty much how how garbage disposal chutes in apartment buildings work. (Usually the chute is in a closet down the hall, mostly for pest control.)
DrBob, Nov 05 2001
  

       phoenix - looked for UnaBubba's "animal garbage disposal system but couldn't find it - have you got a link please. Thanks ... gizmo, cheers
gizmo, Nov 05 2001
  

       This could be a UK idea as we don't have anything like this at all. Lots of smelly bins in the kitchen and major garbage bags to carry out once a week for the "bin men"
gizmo, Nov 05 2001
  

       So how do you clean the chute? Sounds like a cockroach superhighway onto your countertop, paved with a salmonella slime, if you ask me.
Guncrazy, Nov 05 2001
  

       I'm with Guncrazy. You're going to put the entrance to your rubbish bin in the middle of a food preparation counter? Old food will splash around the bin area, bacteria (and odour) will creep up, and more than likely wiping it will spread the germs rather than remove them. Most kitchens are a hive of microbes as it is. (see my link.)   

       I'm also slightly concerned by the "cat flap" aspect. Bye bye pussy, go play with the fish-heads.
pottedstu, Nov 06 2001
  
      
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