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Why Buy Waste Receptacles from Dawn Enterprises?

Who are we?

Dawn Enterprises is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial and residential site furnishings. Our main manufacturing plant and sales office is located in Manchester, Connecticut. We ship all over the United States at competitive rates and service some of the largest retail and commercial properties in the country.

Dawn Enterprises has been providing customers high quality site furnishings with responsive and reliable customer service since 1975. Beginning with stone aggregate trash receptacles Dawn has grown into a multi-faceted company that manufactures and distributes stone, concrete, steel, plastic and fiberglass amenities. We offer a full line of waste receptacles, planters, bollards, benches, and more.

Trash Receptacles Reduce Littering

According to research done by “Keep America Beautiful”, 17% of trash ended up improperly discarded as litter.

Several studies have shown that the proximity of trash receptacles makes a huge difference and that when conveniently presented with the proper way to dispose of trash the majority of people choose to do the right thing. As one would guess people are more likely to litter the farther away they are from a trash receptacle. In a study done by “Keep America Beautiful” when individuals were observed littering in public the closest trash receptacle averaged 29 feet away. The rate dramatically decreased to only 12 percent when people were within 10 feet of a trash receptacle. Walt Disney Co., also conducted a study in which they observed visitors of their theme parks and concluded that in order to achieve proper disposal of trash, receptacles has to be placed every 30 steps.

Litter by distance to receptacle

In conclusion, placing the correct number of trash receptacles and garbage cans, recycling units, and ashtrays in high traffic areas is the best ways to help eliminate litter. Things to consider when doing this is the number of receptacles, the size, their location, and the best type of receptacle for your establishment. At Dawn Enterprises we want to reduce the amount of litter and are happy to assist customers find the right solution for their trash.


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