Changing the Future of Garbage with Harvan and Earthbin™

Finding a safe and effective place to store garbage outdoors has puzzled humanity for centuries. As other technologies have blossomed, we are still putting our garbage outside into boxes with lids. Sure, the materials have advanced, but the product remains the same. That is until recently when a team of inventors from Canada, and neighbors of Harvan, created the EarthBin™.

The EarthBin™ is a completely sealed outdoor litterbin and waste collection point in one package. It allows for easy depositing of garbage bags, trash, litter, and recycling. However that is where its similarities with regular bins end. According to their website, the EarthBin™ has a slew of innovative features including:

  • A slam latch that keeps everything inside and prevents illegal dumping and theft.
  • An underground container that sits 6 feet below the surface, which keeps the waste cooler and smells at bay.
  • Thanks to less odor, pests are less attracted to the waste and when locked, it is impossible for them to gain access.
  • Easier access and lifting for garbage collectors thanks to auto gravity latches.
  • Weather-resistant plastic and galvanized steel construction.

At Harvan, we are proud that we have played a role in bringing this innovative product to market. EarthBin™ came to us looking for a machine shop to do the metal fabricating and final assembly.

To get a better understanding of why EarthBin™ may change the way garbage is collected in the future, you can check out this informative report from the folks at CTV News or you can always visit EarthBin’s website. To find out more about how Harvan helped EarthBin™ with our industry-leading metal fabricating, contact us today.

Cleaning Up Mobile Garbage Bin Décor with EarthBins

Mobile Garbage Bins (MGB) are unsightly—plain and simple. Have you ever been in a park with an overflowing MGB, or gone to eat at a fast food restaurant with a fenced in MGB out back? They’re dirty, disgusting and at odds with the surrounding scenery. What’s more, they’re ineffective and difficult to use. When we say they’re ineffective, we mean that because they’re not sealed they oftentimes leak. And with a loading height over the heads of many individuals, workers who have to take out the trash are often forced to heave bags of garbage above their heads, which can result in disgusting mishaps, and MGB lids being left open. When left open, MGBs become home to rats, roaches and other creatures.

But they are, after all, garbage bins. They’re trash receptacles and generally accepted as a dirty, but necessary, evil—until now. Here at Harvan, we’re proud to partner with EarthBin. Innovation often strikes when someone takes a hard look at something that everyone else thought couldn’t be improved upon, and that’s exactly what this company has done.  Their Earthbin solves all of the problems listed above. With a low loading height, they’re easy for workers to use. A locking lid keeps out pests, and holds in odors. And because the Earthbin extends into the ground, it can hold more garbage than traditional MGBs. A double layer containment system ensures that nothing leaks into the surrounding soil. And despite the extended container, the Earthbin can be emptied by conventional commercial garbage trucks.

Harvan is partnering with Earthbin to bring their product to life by providing metal fabrication and final assembly.