How do Cupsuckers work?
The Cupsucker easily mounts on the side of a standard garbage barrel without the need for any special tools. The garbage bag can still fold over the upper edge of the barrel, and there is no inconvenience in the regular removal of garbage from the barrel.
In order to dispose of a used cup, simply place it right-side-up in the opening at the top of the Cupsucker and the cup will glide into place.
When the unit needs to be emptied, the swivel mount makes it easy to tilt the contents of the Cupsucker into a bag or container. The contents of as many as 10 Cupsuckers will easily fit into a large garbage bag before it becomes too heavy to carry.
How do Cupsuckers save money?
There are 138 cups on either side of this Cupsucker .. and the pile on the left is over 1 foot high!
Cupsuckers will reduce the number of garbage bags or bins you pay to have removed to the dump.
They do this by stacking the cups neatly in a much more compact form than if the cups are tossed into a garbage barrel one at a time.
This can result in up to three quarters reduction in the amount of volume needed to dispose of the cups diverted from the waste stream.
How do Cupsuckers help the environment?
Used with compostable or recyclable cups, Cupsuckers help divert as much as 30% of your garbage away from the landfill, to either a licensed compost facility or a recycler.
Not only does this help keep the dumps from filling up so fast, but it means less greenhouse gas emissions from trucks transporting the extra garbage to the landfill.
Since Cupsuckers are so efficient at stacking, the diverted cups can be stored and transported in a significantly smaller container than they would have otherwise have needed if they were mixed with the rest of the trash.
How many cups can be stacked in a Cupsucker?
Up to 138 properly stacked cups will fill a standard size unit to the top. However, cups can continue to be stacked in a Cupsucker well past the "overflow" limit.
Is the Cupsucker patented?
What about Blue Heron Solutions?
Blue Heron Solutions is an Ottawa, Canada based company specializing in festival and event waste management solutions. BHS offers international consulting services to help decrease the environmental impact of partying.