A holding device, comprising: a handle having a handle first end and a handle second end; a circular lower hoop secured to said handle second end; a circular upper hoop having a larger diameter than said lower hoop and secured to said handle second end adjacent said lower hoop with a hinge; an upper hoop retention clip secured to said handle adjacent said hinge; and, a waste bag retention clip secured to said upper hoop opposite said hinge; a rake threadingly secured over said handle first end; wherein a waste bag is adaptably removably secured in an open configuration to said device when positioned between said lower hoop and said upper hoop and when said waste bag retention clip removably secures said lower hoop against said upper hoop; wherein said waste bag retention clip further comprises an aperture configured to permit said device to be suspended; wherein said rake comprises: a handle; a ferrule disposed adjacent said handle; and, a plurality of tines disposed adjacent said ferrule opposite said handle; wherein said lower hoop is made of stainless steel; and wherein said upper hoop is made of and when said waste bag retention clip removably secures said lower hoop against said upper hoop; wherein said waste bag retention clip further comprises an aperture configured to permit said device to be suspended; wherein said rake comprises: a handle; a ferrule disposed adjacent said handle; and, a plurality of tines disposed adjacent said ferrule opposite said handle; wherein said lower hoop is made of stainless steel; and wherein said upper hoop is made of stainless steel.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
One of the many chores that plague a homeowner is the raking and subsequent removal of yard waste. This often back-breaking work may be necessitated by lawn clippings after mowing one’s lawn or the collection and removal of fallen leaves in the autumn. Regardless of the type of lawn waste, removal of the yard waste is a chore most homeowners have come to dread. The Waste Retriever™ can assist homeowners with this task.
Part of the reason the removal of yard waste is so difficult is due to the location of the waste being on the ground thereby requiring the homeowner to engage in repetitious and fatiguing acts of bending over and standing up coupled with the difficulty in keeping whatever waste receptacle bag the homeowner is using to dispose of the yard waste in an open configuration. The Waste Retriever™ has an extended arm to aid in retrieving waste from the ground and hard-to-reach crevices. The edge of the Waste Retriever™ that rests on the ground is flat, which gives the hoops a “D” shape. This is to prevent the bags from ripping and to make it easier to store.
- Makes yard clean-up easy and fast
- No need to bend over
- Keeps hands clean
- Inexpensive to manufacture
- Waste bag holding space
- Rake attachment
- Extended pole for long reach
- Made of plastic
- Stainless steel hoops
- Easy to store
Waste Retriever™ is simple to build. The handle is a plastic pole, which can be standard or extended sizes. Two stainless steel hoops are held together with a plastic hinge and clip, and a waste bag can be placed between the hoops to collect yard waste without the user needing to bend over. The hoops can also be made from a composite material for lighter weight, but the prototype was made with stainless steel. The rings are designed to hold the largest trash bags. The Waste Retriever™ also has threads on the handle for a rake attachment, which will aid users in collecting yard waste quicker.
The Waste Retriever™ has a quick-release button on the larger hoop to easily install and change out trash bags. There is a cushion button located in the center of the pole to easily detach when using the rake attachment. The Waste Retriever™ can be built for commercial use or lighter for at-home use.
To store the Waste Retriever™, simply fold both hoops up toward the handle.
Materials needed to produce Waste Retriever™:
- Durable plastic
- Two stainless steel hoops
- Clips and hinges
- Rake head attachment
- Quick-release buttons
- Cushion buttons
- Threading attachments
The Waste Retriever™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 10,427,870
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