Friday

Most Popular Post of 2010

By far the most popular video this year was the garbage truck on fire video. See it for yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Thursday

Hawaiian Garbage Truck

A cool yellow garbage truck in Hawaii. Listen to the poor kid at the end of the video. He is so sad that the garbage truck is going away. Don't worry, it will be back next week!




Sunday

Fire Truck doing a Wheelie

I didn't believe it either, but here is the visual proof: Fire trucks can pop wheelies!



Saturday

Total Destruction

Watch this time-lapse footage of an excavator demolishing a house. Pretty cool.



Friday

Charlie the Trash Truck

Little Charlie works with his dad to collect trash and recycling. (Hit the "Play" arrow to get it started.)



Saturday

Dump after dump.

Like videos of garbage trucks dumping dumpsters? Well, then, this video is for you:



Wednesday

Dumpster with loader arm!

Here is a great video of a dumpster with its own automatic loader arm!



Sunday

2001 Wittke Crocodile

Pretty cool garbage truck (actually a recycling truck in this case).  Its loader arm seems a bit slow though.



Saturday

Garbage Truck in London

Watch the whole video. After the garbage truck drives away, you can see a REALLY long bus and then a REALLY small taxi cab.

Thursday

Rearload Garbage Truck

The action in this video starts at the 1:00 minute mark.

Tuesday

McNeilus Manual/Automated Side Loader

High quality, closeup video of a side loader garbage truck in action.

Friday

EZ Wheel Garbage Can Helper

Wish I'd thought of this invention. Attaching it seems a bit awkward, but once it's on, super easy to use!

Thursday

Cool Yellow Garbage Truck

Judging by the street signs, it looks like this garbage truck is driving through Los Angeles.

Wednesday

Gift Guide for Garbage Truck Fans


For those of you with special someone in your life who loves garbage trucks, I have put together this gift buying guide for you. Whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift or birthday gift, I hope you will find something here.

TOYS


The all-time best garbage truck toys are made by Bruder. I do not think anyone will argue with that. My kids have several Bruder toys that they have PUNISHED repeatedly, and unlike some cheap imitations, they have not been destroyed. I won't say these toys are unbreakable (I have seen what a seven-year-old can do with a large rock), but they are very sturdy. They also have lots of moving parts and make no electronic noises, which means you can get some peace and your child can develop his or her imagination.

Probably the only drawbacks withBruder toys are their size (quite large) and cost (many are around $50+). Still, if you want top quality, go Bruder.  [Click this link for some videos of Bruder toy garbage trucks in action.]
Other good alternatives include Matchbox, Tonka and Lego garbage trucks.


VIDEOS

What kid doesn't like to see videos of garbage trucks hauling trash, crushing trash, smashing trash and dumping trash?  There are lots of good videos out there for the garbage truck fan.  Some classics include Garbage Monsters, How'd They Build That?, and Twenty Trucks (not all about garbage trucks, but very cool still).

My kids loved "Twenty Trucks" and pretty much wore out the DVD.  Check out the intro from "Twenty Trucks":







BOOKS

Don't forget books.  For the little ones (under 5), I highly recommend I Stink! and Trashy Town I Stink! follows the adventures of a loud-mouthed, swaggering garbage truck who loves to tell kids how much he stinks.  A classic.  (Also check out the follow up book, I'm Dirty!
Trashy Town introduces the kids to Mr. Gilly, a trash man, who "loves to clean up trashy town."  The book has great illustrations and lots of good repetition and rhyming to help young readers.  A+ recommendation.

Don't forget the older kids.  For the chapter book readers, I recommend The Stinking Story of Garbage, which traces garbage from prehistoric man through to the modern era, complete with ancient toilets and people tossing the contents of bed pans onto streets.  Funny, educational, and appropriately gross.

A heavily illustrated and educational book is Garbage and Recycling (Young Discoverers:  Environmental Facts and Experiments).  A great book for the budding scientist or inquisitive child.

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I hope this gift guide has helped you find the perfect gift for your garbage truck aficionado.  If you know of any great gifts for garbage truck lovers, please leave a comment!

Tuesday

More Garbage Truck Videos from Taiwan

The garbage truck waits for no one. If you don't hear the song telling you to bring out your garbage, you'll be stuck with it!



Sunday

Garbage Truck in Taiwan

Note how this garbage truck plays a song. Kind of like an ice cream truck. The song alerts people to the garbage truck's arrival. Then, the people have to put their own garbage in the truck!

Friday

Side-loader recycling truck

Awesome video of a side-loading recycling truck and a little kid loving every minute of it:



Sunday

Collecting the garbage

Looks like spy camera footage of garbage men doing their jobs.



Friday

Garbage Truck in Bakersfield

Nice video of a garbage truck with an automatic arm picking up the trash.



Sunday

Garbage Truck on Fire!

Look at this interesting video from Australia of a garbage truck on fire.  First, the firemen put out the big flames.  Then, the garbage truck driver dumps the flaming load of trash on to the street so the firemen can put the rest of the fire out.  I bet it was really stinky!

Friday

Suburban Garbage Truck

Watch as nice garbage men load trash and wave to the people filing this video.  If I was going to be a garbage man, I'd want to work in this neighborhood.

Saturday

How'd They Build That? -- Garbage Truck

If you ever wondered how garbage trucks were built, this video gives you an idea.  They are very complex and powerful machines!



If you are interested in seeing more, you can get the full video by clicking here.

Tuesday

Car Shreder

Do not get in the way of this powerful car shredding machine. Can you imagine what this thing could do to a tree or a building?!?!  Maybe they could use these at the landfill to shred all the trash and save space.




Saturday

Trash Truck Dumping

Watch as this trash truck dumps and crushes garbage. Plenty of awesome close-up footage of this massive and powerful truck at work.



Crush That Truck!

Not a garbage truck video, but check out this awesome truck crusher!



Tuesday

More Awesome Furniture and TV Crushing!

Watch this hungry garbage truck eat a massive pile of furniture and electronics! Look at all those huge TVs! Everyone wants a flat-screen these days.



Wednesday

Garbage Truck Eating Furniture

Watch as this trash truck demolishes furniture and other household items. Too bad no one else could use that stuff, but the garbage truck is hungry!!!



Saturday

Day in the Life of a Garbage Man!

Pretty cool video showing you what a garbage man (or woman) does each day.



Tuesday

Garbage Truck Stuck in Snow

Look at the cool burnout near the end of the video.



Monday

Crusher motor works hard

Listen to the compactor (crusher) motor working hard on this garbage truck. It sounds like it is very full. I hope all the trash will fit!



Thursday

Dumping a garbage bin

Cool. An orange garbage truck dumping an orange garbage bin! Look at how hard it is for the truck to turn around in the cul-de-sac. Garbage trucks sure are big.



Monday

Side Loader Toy Garbage Truck

A video of a Tonka side loader with Rush soundtrack.



Saturday

Remote Controlled Vehicles

So awesome. Video of remote controlled tanks and support vehicles.



Thursday

Toy Digger

A riding toy digger? So cool.



Tuesday

Awesome Garbage Truck Collection

Wow, look at all the garbage trucks this kid has!



Sunday

More Fire Trucks

See those big fire engines roaring down the street! Lots and lots of fire trucks!



Friday

Fire Trucks

Who doesn't love fire trucks?



Wednesday

Trucks working at the landfill

Once the garbage leaves your street, it needs to go to the landfill where it is squished, mashed, spread thin, and compacted. Check out this video for a quick look at the sorts of trucks working at the land fill. Yep, these are GARBAGE MONSTERS.



Thursday

All kinds of garbage trucks

A complete video showing you all the different types of garbage trucks that exist. From container trucks to automatic sidearm trucks to clam garbage trucks, it's all here.



Friday

Can you name twenty trucks?

One of my kids' favorite videos is Twenty Trucks. It has great music and lots of good footage of garbage trucks and other heavy trucks. Here is a sample:



Monday

ATV walks on water!

This is really amazing, but is not something anyone should try without lots of training and practice and a good life insurance policy!



Wednesday

Great collection of Garbage Truck toys!

Wow. I have never seen so many toy garbage trucks at once. I thought my kids had lots of garbage trucks . . . I guess I was wrong!











Australian Garbage Trucks

Garbage trucks from down under. Very cool. I like that they are yellow instead of green or blue like so many other garbage trucks!



Tuesday

Long but cool

Here is a very long video of different sorts of garbage trucks in action.



Thursday

Video of a Toy Garbage Truck

Think you can make a video with your garbage truck as cool as this one? Well, go for it. Get your parents to help you upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo or another video sharing site, and then post a comment with the link.



Saturday

If I were a digger . . .

Well, if I were a digger, I'd be covered in dirt all day long! (Parents: sorry about the ad on this video. I don't put them on there; they are built into the YouTube feed.)