Welcome to Classic Refuse Trucks (CRT), a site dedicated to the preservation of the history of mechanized refuse collection equipment. Through photos and articles, the mission of CRT is to document the evolution of this equipment from the earliest self-loading wagons right up to the modern high-compaction trucks of the 21st century. CRT is fortunate to have contributors from around the world, many of whom are involved in the hauling and refuse body industries.
CRT VIDEO: The CRT-YouTube Group has been terminated, as that service has ceased carrying groups on its servers. Individual videos posted are still available at respective members personal YouTube accounts. Simply visit YouTube and use keyword searches (such as refuse or garbage truck). Below is a link to my personal YouTube page, which features many classic refuse truck videos:
PHOTO ALBUMS: Index of photo albums by manufacturer and feature articles here at CRT
THE REFUSE BODY DATABASE: One of CRT's newest features, a list of known refuse body manufacturers, past and present. Listed alphabetically with links to manufacturer websites (where available), related CRT articles and third party websites. Unlike the main pages, this list is updated whenever new information becomes available.
FILMS: Exhaustive list of motion pictures and television shows in which refuse equipment appears. Includes a list of factory and promotional films.
BOOKS: A list of printed matter related to the refuse industry
CLASSIFIEDS: A place to buy and sell antique refuse trucks, or post "want ads" for info, etc.
LINKS: List of Refuse truck enthusiast web pages, and related subjects
CRT ARCHIVE: Reference page listing all back issues of the CRT news updates
COLLECTORS CORNER: Occasional newsletter within CRT, featuring toys, models and collectibles including recent online auction results
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© 2004-2011 Eric Voytko
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Photos from factory brochures/trade advertisements except as noted