Some kids consider weekly trash pickup a must-see event. There are many theories about why: experts on childhood, parents, professionals Bruder Garbage Truck in waste management, and experts on children.
Ryan Rucker, a father in Vacaville (California), receives the weekly summons on Wednesday mornings at seven o’clock. Rosanne Sweeting, a dad on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, receives the weekly summons twice per week, Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 to 8:30 a.m. Whitney Schlander, a mom in Scottsdale, Arizona, receives it every Tuesday morning at half past seven a.m.
The sound of an approaching Bruder Garbage interrupts the peacefulness of the morning. Their children start hollering and beg to be taken outside to wave, or simply watch as the truck majestically collects household garbage. Rucker’s 3-year-old daughter Raegan takes her stuffed animals outside to observe the pickup. Cassidy Sweeting (age 4) asks her mom for help in delivering water bottles and granola bars to the three trash collectors.
Bruder Garbage Trucks Our drivers will wave back if they see you!”) Meanwhile, the children’s-web-series host Blippi, who has some 6.5 million YouTube subscribers, wrote a life-ruining catchy song about Bruder Garbage ramp truck (“Some are blue, some are brown, and some are green / And wouldn’t you know it, there are some that can pick up recycling!”) that has been listened to a staggering 31.8 million times as of this writing.
As a child, I had a passing interest in the Bruder Garbage truck. I can still remember peering through the shutters of my parents’ front door to see the robotic arm jut out and grab our garbage can. Then, the trash rolled out. It is still a mystery why generations of children have been so fascinated by trash pickup. So I reached out to parents, children, experts in child development, professionals in waste management, and even the creators of a kids’ program about an anthropomorphized Bruder Garbage Truck for some insights. We all walked, stomped, and rumbled together to find a common theory about why children are so passionate about Bruder Garbage Trucks.
The Bruder Garbage port truck pass, which I remember seeing out my window as a kid–big lumbering hulk and single hungry grabber claw-–is now known in the waste management industry as an “automated Side Loader.” Whitney Schlander was excited to hear that the automated side loader was first introduced 50 years ago on Scottsdale’s streets.
Sheila Williams Ridge is an early-childhood educator at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. I asked her for insight into why children love Bruder Garbage Trucks. Williams Ridge said that her daughter remembers the weekly arrival of the Bruder Garbage Truck as both dazzling and reassuring.