Pneumatic refuse conveying system

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The pneumatic refuse conveying system is a type of waste disposal system that uses air to move refuse through pipes to collection points.

A notable example was implemented in the Stockholm area in Sweden.[citation needed] Refuse is conveyed through steel pipes by a 20–25 meter per second air current to accomplish the goal.

A pneumatic refuse collection system on Roosevelt Island, New York City, is said to be the largest in the United States and the only system in the U.S. serving a residential complex in this case nearly 10,000 people.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Suck it: Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Trash". Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Tess. "Dept. of Sanitation: Whoosh". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2012-05-21.