Rear Loader Refuse Truck

Introduction to garbage trucks

Garbage trucks collect waste from businesses and households and take it to a recycling facility or landfill. In Europe, most refuse trucks have compaction equipment that allows them to compact the waste and make more room in their trucks for future loads.

Refuse trucks are garbage trucks

  • They collect trash from households and businesses.
  • They can be smaller than semis, but the majority of refuse trucks are larger than cars and trucks.
  • Refuse trucks tend to cost less than other types of commercial vehicles, making them affordable for small businesses or individuals who want to start their own trash collection business.

They are used to transport garbage.

A garbage truck is a large vehicle that transports garbage.

A garbage truck picks up the garbage and takes it to the landfill. The driver compacts the garbage so it takes up less space in the truck. Then, when it gets to the landfill, another machine compacts all of the garbage into one big pile that is buried underground by machines called bulldozers.

Some modern garbage trucks are self-driving.

The idea of self-driving garbage trucks is a long way from becoming common. They’re expensive, have difficulty navigating complex environments, and don’t yet have the safety record necessary to convince wary regulators. But they are getting closer to reality—and they could be in your city soon.

In Europe, most garbage trucks have compaction equipment.

Compaction is the name of the game when it comes to refuse trucks. In Europe, most refuse trucks have compaction equipment. This reduces the size of your garbage container and also helps to compress your waste so that there’s less room for air in between items. You can think of it as a kind of vacuum-packing machine, except with trash instead of food.

Compaction equipment isn’t used in North America or Canada: we’ve got bigger bins than you do (though they’re not full-sized dumpsters). Most Aussies use bagged trash pick up service; however, some larger cities offer bulky item collection services for large items like mattresses and furniture.

Garbage trucks have a smaller engine than semis and don’t go as far on a tank of gas.

  • Your average refuse truck has a smaller engine than a semi, which means it will not go as far on a tank of gas.
  • A smaller engine means less power, but also less weight.
  • Less weight means less fuel consumption.
  • Less fuel consumption means less CO2 emission—good for the environment!

Refuse trucks are important for transporting garbage.

Refuse trucks are important for transporting garbage. You should not use them to transport people or other things, like the Moon. One day, you may need to take your child to the doctor or go on a trip and you will be able to do that because of refuse trucks.


I hope this article has been informative and that you have gained a better understanding of the role that refuse trucks play in our society today. They are an essential part of keeping our cities clean and safe, as well as providing jobs for many people around the world who need them. The most important thing to remember about this subject is that it does not just affect Americans (or Europeans); it affects all of us!