Ready to learn something new today? The history of the garbage truck in America probably isn’t the most intriguing topic ever, but it’s actually pretty interesting and will give you some ammo next time you want to make yourself feel smarter than someone else.
The Early Days of Hauling Trash
Garbage haulers have been around since the 1800s. Back then, trash haulers were huge horse-drawn open containers on wheels. It wasn’t until the introduction of the Model T in 1908 that trash haulers ditched the horse in favor of some “horsepower.”