Cascade Engineering to Introduce The Bear Cart™ at WASTECON® 2013

Cascade's Bear Cart

New Customizable Trash Cart Built to Keep Trash In and Animals Out

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 12, 2013 – Cascade Engineering today announced the launch of The Bear Cart™, a new high-performance residential trash cart specifically designed to ensure that waste remains protected from prowling animals and the full range of outdoor elements.  The Company’s Cascade Cart Solutions business unit will unveil the highly durable, easy-to-use cart during the WASTECON® 2013 conference, which will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Long Beach California Convention & Entertainment Center (Booth #1525).

The new 96-gallon Bear Cart’s features include:

  • Solid, threaded steel lid hinge bar
  • Rear handle with steel supports
  • Reinforced back lid plates
  • One-piece bite plate that acts as a latch shield, to prevent tampering by animals
  • Cart body protected by a continuous z-bar steel wrap and channeled corners

The Bear Cart is also work glove-compatible, offers easy handling, and provides excellent balance between stability and maneuverability.  It will be available with any standard cart body color and is UV stabilized. Hot stamping and the industry's largest in-mold labels will allow customers to display their company or city logos, serial numbers, and unique waste/recycling program instructions.

Among The Bear Cart’s most important assets is its ability to be shipped in stacks of five, with fully assembled lids, providing ease of shipping logistics and storage.

“Cascade Cart Solutions is looking forward to sharing The Bear Cart’s many attributes with the WASTECON® 2013 community as we begin to make this latest innovation available to municipalities, private haulers and other customers nationwide,” said Scott Downer, National Sales Director. “We are confident that its distinctive combination of performance, durability and functionality will raise the bar dramatically in residential waste management.”

The Bear Cart will be available for order following the WASTECON® event. More details on the product can be found on the Company’s website –

Cascade Cart Solutions is a symbol of excellence in the solid waste and recycling industry, offering a comprehensive suite of products, technology and services.  Since 1989, the Company has produced more than 20 million carts for weekly trash and recycling collection throughout North America.  Its carts have been designed for exceptional performance, durability, and functionality and are guaranteed to the highest standards, meeting or exceeding all ANSI requirements for safety, compatibility, and performance.

WASTECON® is the premier solid waste management industry conference that highlights the latest news, advancements and products. Thousands of industry professionals attend the event and participate in training, technical sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities to explore a variety of new topics and expand their knowledge of what’s happening in solid waste management.

About Cascade Engineering
Cascade Cart Solutions, a Cascade Engineering company, offers a comprehensive suite of products, technology, and services for the solid waste and recycling industry. Started in 1989 they have produced over 20 million carts used for weekly trash collection throughout North America.

Cascade Engineering is a manufacturer and marketer of multiple products and services supporting a variety of industries including renewable energy, automotive, commercial truck & bus, solid waste & recycling, material compounding, furniture, RFID, and material handling. The Cascade Engineering Family Of Companies is a global organization with more than 1,100 employees and 13 business units. The company’s world-class engineering, technology and manufacturing capabilities allow it to provide leading-edge solutions, while maintaining a strong commitment to lean manufacturing capabilities and environmental stewardship. Cascade’s business model is rooted in diversification and innovation and a commitment to creating sustainable products and services that contribute to the triple bottom line. Cascade has been certified by B Lab as a B Corporation, a designation that recognizes companies for their core focus on changing the world for the better through business. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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Amanda Passage
Lambert, Edwards & Associates