How to get the trash bins to the curb when you have a really long driveway

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
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I recently moved to a five-acre parcel in Tenino WA with a really, really long gravel driveway. I had no idea how I was going to roll the garbage and recycling bins down this monster of a driveway until I did a Google search and discovered others have this same problem!

 

I found www.GarbageCommander.com sells hooks and hitches. I didn't want anything permanent and this hook is perfect.

 

Here's a quick video I did demonstrating how easy it is even for me to hook your bin up and drive it down to the curb!

 

 

 

I just really like this product and wanted to share it with you. This is not an endorsement of any kind - just something that helps with trash day.

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Francine Viola, Realtor
In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

 

Serving Buyers and Sellers in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Thurston County, WA

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.  |  Olympia, WA

 

Cell:      (360) 359-0689

Email:  Francine.Viola@cbolympia.com

Web:     www.FrancineViola.com

 

       

 

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  1. Ron Barnes 07/08/2019 06:40 AM
Topic:
Just for Fun
Location:
Washington Thurston County Tenino
Tags:
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trash bins
long driveway
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Raul Rodriguez
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Another fine example of handling obstacles...where there's a will there's a way!

Jul 08, 2019 07:09 AM #26
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
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What a fun and helpful video! That really is a long driveway, you weren't kidding. This is coming from a city girl.

Jul 08, 2019 07:12 AM #27
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Sam Shueh
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They got several different hitch designs and some can pull a bunch of them like trains. But they can also flip over as some are very heavy.  

Thnaks for sharing.

Jul 08, 2019 07:22 AM #28
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Ben DeHaven
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Time for a TRUCK! We did a similar move, going to 9 acres. I leave the cans by the front gate! 

Jul 08, 2019 07:39 AM #29
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Well, that's pretty cool. I use similar bins and I have a long driveway, but good it's paved and goes downhill. I'd probably drive away and forget my bins are being towed! LOL

Jul 08, 2019 08:06 AM #30
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Stephen Turner
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Nice. What a great idea for a video too! Keep up the good work.

Jul 08, 2019 09:30 AM #32
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Francine - now that is quite a handy must-have accessory for those with a "problem" hauling situation.  

Jul 08, 2019 10:16 AM #33
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Foster Ferryman
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Loved this, great idea!

Jul 08, 2019 11:21 AM #34
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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My father-in-law, at age 90+ hitched his garbage can to his car to negotiate the delivery and retrieval of the garbage containers up and down his long, steep driveway.

I wish I know about the Garbage Commander. I would have gotten one for him.

Jul 08, 2019 05:13 PM #35
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Jerri McCombs
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Oh my gosh, this is a great closing gift!! Thanks for the share...

Jul 08, 2019 05:39 PM #36
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Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Living in the country is well worth a little extra effort. Oh yes, life is good.

Jul 08, 2019 06:44 PM #37
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Bruce Hicks
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I have a client Francine Viola who bought a cheap GOLF CART and has it dedicated to the cans.  He has a Blue one for plastics, cans etc., Green for green waste and a Gray one strictly for waste.  Each is collected on specific days each week.

Jul 08, 2019 06:58 PM #38
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Francine this is not a problem I have living in Los Angeles the distance to the curb is not that far:) Endre

Jul 08, 2019 10:26 PM #39
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
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I like suggestions that are: easy, not expensive and that work.

Great idea to share with the consumer. I could see this as a closing gift for the rural buyer.

Jul 09, 2019 03:29 AM #40
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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Garbage commander should pay you to be their spokesperson. At least give you a free sample. Not of garbage, but a hitch.

Jul 09, 2019 05:59 AM #41
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John Oman
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Great idea.  Im sure many people will find it very usful

 

Jul 09, 2019 07:27 AM #42
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Ricardo Mello
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Great idea!

Jul 09, 2019 10:13 AM #43
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Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor
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I don't have this problem but that looks like a great gadget for anyone who needs to take their trash cans down a long driveway like yours.

Jul 10, 2019 04:16 AM #44
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Kimo Jarrett
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There's always a solution to most challenges but securing one that's affordable and easy to use is usually a challenge too, isn't it? Great post if you're more than 100 feet away from your curb. 

Jul 10, 2019 06:16 PM #45
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How did I miss this? Love it and you are featured in YouTube Thursdays today.  

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