Big Barrel's Charred Trash

posted Apr 7, 2011, 5:11 PM by Korry Magann   [ updated Feb 22, 2012, 3:04 AM by Jen Mankoff ]
Group Members: Korry Magann, Gordon Johnston, Gina Smith

For our "D-Eco-Structive" service, we decided to create an alternative waste removal service, Big Barrel's Charred Trash. Rather than try to create a product or service that was completely implausible, we decided to try and craft something that even though was extremely harmful to the environment and to human health, could possibly be implemented. In many rural areas across America, burning trash is an acceptable action and in some cases even the preferred method of waste removal. However, as our research revealed, burning trash creates problems magnitudes greater than traditional landfill services.
A result of the recent waste removal dilemma in Millersburg PA, Big Barrel will provide the town with an affordable, locally owned and operated, full service waste removal solution. Each week our 27 1993 Volvo side loader trucks will pick up the townspeople's trash and transport it to our newly excavated 20 acre plot just outside of town. Once all the waste has been collected, it will be taken to our burn pit where it will then be lit on fire and left to burn until the flames go out on their own. Any leftover material that has not been successfully burned will be collected via inmates from the nearby Dauphin County Prison. Dedicated to safety, Big Barrel has emergency personnel as well as a Bell 212 helicopter to bring water from the local creek to put out the fire in the event that it gets out of control.

Not only is Big Barrel's Charred Trash eliminating the waste in Millersburg, we are creating new jobs in the community. An additional benefit is that there will be no unsightly landfill or the harmful effects from its use. We are also making use of the land nearby the recently closed landfill, as well as providing safer routes for the garbage trucks. 

If all goes well in Millersburg, Big Barrel's Charred Trash has the potential to expand on to other areas of Pennsylvania, providing an alternative waste removal service.

* The environmental impact of this service will result in an annual release of 2298.85 tons of CO2.

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Jen Mankoff,
Apr 7, 2011, 5:42 PM
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