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Trash Bin Assistant

Trash bin assistant to help elderly and disabled people take their weekly 55gal trash bin down to the curb.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

Our population of 65 and older is growing every year, and more seniors are deciding to “age at home.” There are some weekly tasks that can be difficult for the elderly or a disabled person to do like taking their 55 gal. trash can to the end of the drive way for trash collection. The trash bin assistant is a three-wheeled cart that clamps on to the grab bar that every 55 gal. trash bin has which provides a stable way to move the trash bin around, thereby avoiding falls and strains.

How long has your idea existed?

  • Over 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

Design R&D engineer at Amtekco Wasserstrom / Freelance Industral design / Maker

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Hi Matt!

Thank you for posting!

Could the three-wheeled cart be used for other applications?