Making a positive difference typically means acting on something, not just discussing it. That’s exactly what happened last week at Osceola High School when Underground Refuse Systems and the City of Kissimmee came together to donate two underground waste containers to the students at Osceola High School’s Recycling Club, part of the ROTC program, under the leadership of Lt. Colonel David Latour. Each container holds 4 & 5-cubic yards of waste and is valued at about $7,000 each. The official presentation had several local dignitaries on hand celebrating this donation to the students of OHS as they prepare for the future of waste collection at OHS.
“We are very excited that our students here in Osceola County want to make a difference in how we collect waste and how we need to recycle in our community,” said Jay Wheeler, President of Underground Refuse Systems. “This is our future in making a difference in keeping our World clean and we are pleased to make this donation to these high school students and Osceola High School! Because the holidays are here and Amazon is delivering a lot of stuff, we are challenging, the top female cadet and the top male cadet for the most Amazon boxes brought in. The winners will both get a $500.00 gift card. When it’s all done, we’re going to invite Amazon to come out and pick up their boxes. We’re thrilled, as this will be a teachable moment for trash and recycling at Osceola High School.”
Underground Refuses Systems Inc. was founded in 2015 by Jay Wheeler and Ron Howse. Seeing the need for a better way to manage and collect solid waste in the United States Jay went all over Europe to see the different technologies that were being used and found a solution that he believed needed to be shared in the United States.
The underground refuse technology offers many benefits to reshape the solid waste management systems in the United States, eliminating garbage odors, the underground dumpster also prevents nuisance animals such as rats and bears from having access to the refuse, making it animal-proof garbage. The system saves above-ground space by being comparable to the capacity of approximately 15 large garbage cans. Storms and winds will not affect this system as they cannot blow over or float in a flood. The system contains all refuse which keeps it from blowing away and has a locking security feature to reduce illegal dumping.
For information about Underground Refuse Systems undergroundrefuse.com.