Street sweeping services have been around for a very long time. There are two types of street sweepers- the person and the machine. They have been employed since cleanliness and waste removal became a priority. Let’s look a little closer at the two types of sweepers.
If a person is employed by a street sweeping services company then they will typically would use a broom and shovel in order to clean up any litter, debris like dust, leaves, rocks and dirt as well as animal waste and other things that build up on the street. After the solid mass is removed, they will usually use water hoses to wash down the roads.
The machines were invented in the 19th century in order to make the job easier to do and more efficient. Most machines nowadays will actually vacuum up the waste as the operator drives. However, occasionally something will be stuck to the road and they will have to get down from the machine and scrape it up manually. That is only when something is incredibly stuck, though. Street sweeper machines have pressure water sprayers that help to loosen stuff that is on the street and then the broom collects it and pushes it towards the vacuum where it is pumped into a collection bin.
Parking lot cleaning services and street sweeping services are the main reason that our cities are as clean as they are. Parking lot sweeping services are responsible for taking care of pretty much everything that we throw out our car windows or as we are walking down the street. Without them, our drains would get clogged up, water systems contaminated and there would be a lot of damage done to our environment.
So, how can we help? Street sweeping services are a fantastic idea, but it isn’t just up to them to keep our cities clean. We all play a part, or we should. Here are some ways that you can help to keep your town clean.
Don’t Throw it on the Floor
The main way that you can help is to use trash cans. It’s a very simple concept. If you are finished with someone and need to throw it away but there are no trash cans near by, hold on to it until you pass one. It probably won’t be very long before you come across a trash can where you can unload yourself of your burden.
Pay Attention to What You Use
Chemical cleaners and yard maintenance can cause a lot of harm to the environment as well as to the overall cleanliness. A lady once said that she purposely would cause her chemical cleaning supplies to overflow into the street so that it would ‘wash’ the sidewalks and the road. However, these chemical ‘cleaners’ actually break down the components in the roads and cause damage to the street sweeper machines. If you insist on using chemicals to clean your house and yard, keep it confined to your home only.
Start a Community Event
If you live in a complex or neighborhood, you could sponsor events where the neighborhood splits up the responsibility of cleaning the place up. You might decide on certain areas and switch up where people go around the complex or the neighborhood. You could even offer prizes for those that pick up the most trash. Make it fun and enjoyable and people will probably be more than willing to get involved. You’ll have to advertise it so make sure that you are following your neighborhood’s rules and regulations before you put flyers in mailboxes or hang posters in common areas.
Teach Your Little Ones
With all the technology and entertainment in the world, kids don’t usually play outside anymore but this is something that we should be encouraging. However, when we do send them outside to play, either don’t give them candies with wrappers or trash they can throw on the floor, or teach them the right way to conduct themselves. They need to learn where trash should go and that the ground is not the place for it, no matter what their friends are doing. If the younger generation can grasp this concept then maybe their time will be cleaner than ours.