- Two Can Fixed, Rolling or Towable
- Three Can Fixed, Rolling or Towable
- Adjustable feet for fixed units (helps to manage uneven surfaces and slope challenges) galvanized
- Towing Option employs sliding, retractable tongue, flat-proof tires and small front steering casters. please call for more information.
- Economy Latch System: Less convenient, but even stronger.
96 GALLON PRODUCTS (Click HERE for information & gallery)
- Two or Three can
- Manual Pull or Towable
- Easy Load Gate
- “It was a pleasure meeting with you today to look at your bear resistant garbage can system. Based on what I saw today, our route drivers will be instructed to service a customer that has one of your units out at the curb, as long as they have not made any modifications to your design. If anyone has any further questions or concerns, please feel free to give them my name and number.” General Manager for Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Oakhurst, CA
- “Just wanted to say thanks for your innovative trash can design. In the past, I’ve had to drag trash cans up the drive way which sometimes results in them tipping over and spilling all of the garbage down the driveway. That is obviously a hassle when trying to get to work on time! Plus, we’ve had a substantial raccoon infestation which these new trash cans have FINALLY resolved. No more sneaky raccoons!!! Thanks so much for helping us take our trash out of the dark ages!!!” – Joesph & Ronda C., Oakhurst, CA
- “Plain and simple…TRASH KNIGHT WORKS!!! (I have photos!) I’ve had the Trash Knight for about 6 months now and I love it! When I wake up in the morning and look out the window, I expect to see the beautiful mountains we live near, not last night’s dinner STREWN across the driveway. Trash Knight ensures that I won’t have to pick up the scattered trash ever again! I have experienced these proven results. (Again…I have photos!!) We had Phil, the creator of Trash Knight add the tow hitch to our Trash Knight so I can tow it with our quad up to the dumpster. It is so easy! I have saved time, energy and frustration by purchasing the Trash Knight!” – Julie G., Oakhurst, CA
- “I am very pleased with my Trash Knight trash holder.” – Gardner M., Bass Lake, CA
- “I believe I have the distinction of owning the first two-barrel Trash Knight, robust vermin-resistant mobile system in the Bass Lake, California area. As a permanent resident of the mountain lake area, I have witnessed both the benefits and drawbacks of living in the area. One specific challenge lead to my decision to purchase a Trash Knight system. When placing trash out at night, there is the issue of dogs, raccoon and black bears searching for a midnight snack. Before you know it, the trash and trash cans are a mangled, shredded mess. After picking up one too many of these “messes” in the early morning hours, I took charge and purchased a Trash Knight system. The Trash Knight has served to prevent most of the vermin activity and has made it difficult for the big animals to get into the trash, thus cutting down on most clean-up activities. Also of note is the robust craftsmanship of the Trash Knight. The Trash Knight is easy to transport and store. The Trash Knight has been a good investment and I am pleased with my purchase.” – Ken D., Bass Lake, CA
The Recycling Program staff of the City of Fresno is pleased to offer the opportunity to schedule a presentation or participate in a community outreach event, located within the city of Fresno, for your students or members of your service organization. To make arrangements, please click here or call the Recycling Hotline at 621-1111. Click the image to the left to visit our “Grow up Green” website where you can see a short video of a recycling presentation.
Recycling presentations are available to pre-k, elementary, middle schools, high schools and colleges, within the City of Fresno. Interactive and entertaining presentations cover information on recycling, resource conservation, and protection of the environment. Students will learn about the importance of recycling programs available to them in Fresno. Our staff is happy to work with you to relate the information and materials covered in your curriculum.
Each presentation takes between 45 minutes to an hour or can be tailored to meet your needs. Handouts, videos and visual aides reinforce the information. There is no fee and all handouts are free.
The program is funded by the City of Fresno and various state grants and focuses on the following areas of recycling:
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Community Service Organizations
Recycling Program staff are available to make presentations to community service organizations within the city of Fresno. Topics include recycling, resources conservation, and protection of the environment. To schedule a presentation, please click here or call the Recycling Hotline at 621-1111.
Community and School Events
As part of our goal to educate the residents of the City of Fresno about recycling and protecting our natural resources, Recycling Program staff are available to participate in events, within the city of Fresno, that promote environmental awareness. They are also available to attend community-wide school events such as science fairs, career days and Earth Day events located within the city of Fresno. For more information, or to schedule a presentation or event, please click here or call the Recycling Hotline at 621-1111.
Additional Resources and Supplemental Materials
Educational Packets – includes information on Solid Waste and Recycling services and opportunities throughout the City of Fresno.
“Closing the Loop” Curriculum (grades K – 6) – provides current and accurate waste management information. Enables students to get involved with hands-on action-oriented projects. (Available online at www.CalRecycle.gov).
“A Child’s Place in the Environment” Curriculum (grades 1 – 6) - provides teachers with an environmental education program that encourages students to become environmentally aware and active. (Available online at www.ACPE.Lake.K12.ca.us)
“Teens for Planet Earth” Website (grades 9 – 12) – provides teens and adults who work with with teens, resources to carry out environmental service-learning projects in their community. (Available online at: www.teens4planetearth.com)
For more recycling information and links to games, click here to go to our “Kid’s Pages“
To contact the City of Fresno Recycling Program, please click here or call 621-1111.
Not everyone has a garage or shed in which to store garbage cans until trash day, and when garbage cans are stored outside, inevitably animals looking for food get into them. Lids offer some protection, but even lids don’t always keep out hungry animals. Dogs, which are usually larger and stronger than most trash raiding culprits, knock over cans and scatter garbage all over the ground. Cats create a hole in the trash bag and gingerly pull out what they want, one piece at a time. Wild animals such as raccoons and opossums get into the garbage too, and they find what they want anyway they can.
If you are forced to store your garbage cans outside, there are ingenious but easy ways to keep animals out of your trash until garbage day. These methods won’t harm the animals, and trash collectors won’t end up with chemicals or soap all over their hands. Try these ideas if you are having a problem with animals in your outdoor garbage. You won’t have to pick up household garbage from the ground again.
What You Shouldn’t Do
People sometimes pour strong chemicals such as bleach or ammonia on outdoor garbage in an effort to keep dogs, cats, opossums, raccoons, and other animals out of their garbage. These products might temporarily repel animals, but garbage handlers don’t appreciate having ammonia, bleach, and other chemicals on their hands and clothes. There are options other than messy soaps or strong chemicals that work to keep animals out of the garbage.
More importantly, don’t resort to shooting or poisoning animals that look for food in your garbage cans. Every living creature must to eat to survive, and it isn’t the fault of the animal if they are homeless or their owner lets them roam the streets. If you know where a particular animal originates from, contact the owner, and respectfully explain the problem. If politely confronting the animal owner doesn’t work, contact your local dogcatcher. Animals allowed to run the streets are sometimes the unfortunate victims of cars, guns, and poison. You’ll be doing an innocent animal a favor as well as yourself.
This is a great blog post on Simple Living's page by Melissa Breyer. It covers a wide range of everyday items that you would think needs to be thrown out. Who knew I can now recycle my worn out bras! Thanks for the great post! I highly encourage everyone to check it out. 20 things you didn't know you could recycle
One of the best methods to save environmental pollution is by recycling glass bottles and jars. Environment pollution is aggravated due to landfills and the problem is increasing day by day. Recycling and reusing of glass, plastic and other materials is among the best ways to reduce pollution...
I had the pleasure of attending a Food 'Feastival' in Glasgow the weekend past, where I saw this little drinks receptacle:
It's not a plastic cup! It's actually made from PLA (polylactide), which is a bioplastic and can be composted, albeit ideally in a commercial composting facility. They may not be replacing PET cups everywhere just yet, but its a step in the right direction and if any of you are planning a large event, you should definitely consider these!
There are so many creative people out there, it is just amazing what people come up with. So, we just had to share more fun and genius upcycling.
beyond cool, A sofa from an oil can, via
Here is something that anyone can do, all you need are magazines! Via
This started off as a really ordinary entertainment center, now look at it!
Year 8 have been looking at the work of Chris Goodwin who creates mini bugs out of items he finds. The students collected bits and pieces from home for homework and in the lesson combined these with items I provided (such as paper clips, scraps of cardboard, buttons, beads, wire etc) to make their own mini creature. They used wire and the hot glue guns to stick each of the pieces together.
Knowing the potential impact of trash on wildlife can save an animal’s life. Did you know that …
An animal can experience a fatal blockage if he swallows packaging material while attempting to eat the residue off of it?
An animal’s head can get stuck inside certain plastic and glass containers causing suffocation or overheating? In particular, certain yogurt containers that are narrower at the top and wider at the bottom are especially dangerous for animals.
Six-pack beverage rings can get stuck around an animal’s nose, mouth and neck, blocking off her means of breathing, eating, drinking and self defense?
Broken glass and sharp edges on cans can cut an animal’s paws and mouth as he attempts to eat food residue off of them?
To help keep animals safe, the MSPCA encourages you to use the following checklist when putting out trash:
Rinse all of your recyclables to remove residue and odors.
Put lids back on containers tightly. If the lids have been misplaced, crush the containers.
Use a can opener that opens cans beneath the lip of the lids, leaving only smooth edges on the cans and lids. Make sure to completely separate lids from cans.
Cut up all six-pack beverage holders and other similar packaging so that there are no closed rings.
Use critter-proof trash containers. Like Trash Knight.
Recycle all plastic bags at your local grocery store. Don’t put plastic bags in the trash.
Cut fishing line up into small pieces or tie it into a secure bundle so that it cannot be unwound.
Switch to brands that have less packaging and buy food in bulk to avoid creating excess trash.
Spread the word! Teach your kids, friends, and family to do the same!