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Published on February 16th, 2015 | by James Ayre


Renewable Storage — Company Reusing Old U-Haul Truck Bodies As Storage Units

February 16th, 2015 by  

Those worried what happens to old U-Haul truck bodies after the end of their working life can now be heartened — they enter the next life as a storage unit. Well, the lucky ones anyways.

The Ontario-based company Renewable Storage repurposes old truck bodies as storage units, with reportedly all of the truck bodies that the company comes across being recycled and reused — including the insulated trucks previously used to transport flowers, and frozen + refrigerated goods.

“They have gone millions of miles on the road, and now they can get some rest and be stationary,” owner Milton Williamson noted.

An upright monkey can only hope for so much.

Milton continued: “It’s not Earth Day. It’s Earth Year! You can’t say you are a vegetarian for one day, then the next day you eat meat. You need to be environmentally conscious every day, from when you wake up to when you go to sleep.”

That’s a good point — efforts such as these are certainly of much more value than simply turning off the lights for an hour on Earth Day, or something like that.

Commenting on his lifelong interest in being environmentally conscious, rather than simply jumping on the “sustainability” bandwagon, Milton stated: “As a child, you know to turn off lights and keep doors closed. That is basic energy conservation. Really, it is not rocket science to know that if we are creating pollutants it will affect future generations.”

Renewable Storage is located at 1700 Squires Beach Road, Pickering, Ontario — surrounded on all sides by 150 acres of conservation wetland, home to “multitudes” of various bird and wildlife species.

Winter hours for Renewable Storage are from 9:30 am through 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday; and 10:00 am through 6:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday. During the summer, closing hours are extended from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (weeknights).

Those looking to learn more about Renewable Storage can do so via phone (905) 686-8856 or via the company’s website.

Image Credit: U-Haul 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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