"How the sewer pipes are arranged in a house to carry off the waste and prevent sewer gas from entering the rooms." —Davison, 1910

Sewage pipes of house

"How the sewer pipes are arranged in a house to carry off the waste and prevent sewer gas from entering…

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded

Collapsible Receptacle

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded

A diagram of a septic tank.

Septic tank

A diagram of a septic tank.

"Diagram of the main parts of a sewerage system." —Kinne, 1920

Sewerage system

"Diagram of the main parts of a sewerage system." —Kinne, 1920

A mechanical device used to cut paper into chad, typically either strips or fine particles.

Paper Shredder

A mechanical device used to cut paper into chad, typically either strips or fine particles.

Plant belonging to the Cinquefoil genus, of the rosaceae or rose family.

Barren Strawberry

Plant belonging to the Cinquefoil genus, of the rosaceae or rose family.

A street sweeper is a truck specially designed to pick up smaller quantities of waste and haul it to landfills and other recycling or treatment facilities.

Early Style Street Sweeper

A street sweeper is a truck specially designed to pick up smaller quantities of waste and haul it to…

The valve closet has a valve or flap at the exit of the bowl with a water-tight seal to retain a pool of water in the pan. When the toilet is flushed, the valve is opened and the water in the pan flows rapidly out of the bowl into the drains, carrying the waste with it.

Water Valve Closet

The valve closet has a valve or flap at the exit of the bowl with a water-tight seal to retain a pool…

This is an early stage dumpster. The main difficulty was that the waste collectors needed to lift the waste to shoulder height.

Dumping Wagon

This is an early stage dumpster. The main difficulty was that the waste collectors needed to lift the…