We’ve taken a virtual trip around the world to create this photo gallery of the cleanest yards we could possibly find. Full marks to our top ten contenders, who were selected from the transport, shipping, agriculture, logistics and merchandising industries.
How does your yard compare?
Image 1: This massive shipping yard looks like a work of modern art. The containers are lined up with precision and there is no waste to be seen anywhere. Found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_container#/media/File:Line3174_-_Shipping_Containers_at_the_terminal_at_Port_Elizabeth,_New_Jersey_-_NOAA.jpg
Image 2: This intermodal ship-to-rail transfer depot is a perfect example of the pristine cleanliness of a well-organised logistics hub. Found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_freight_transport#/media/File:Intermodal_ship-to-rail_transfer.JPG
Image 3: The walkways and heavy traffic areas of this yard have been kept perfectly clean and clear, for easy access. Found at http://www.mosaicinvest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tarp-yard.jpg
Image 4: This massive tower of shipping containers is certainly impressive, but nowhere near as impressive as that perfectly swept yard. Found at https://jaredhk.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/dsc00830.jpg
Image 5: Our first thought on seeing this huge dairy yard was “Where is all the muck and manure?” This is one seriously clean shed. Found at https://eatprayheal.wordpress.com/tag/dairy-farms/
Image 6: A lot of things seem to be happening on this factory floor but the production of mess doesn’t seem to be one of them. Found at https://pixabay.com/en/production-company-factory-magazine-186991/
Image 7: This building and its surrounding yard almost seem too clean and picture-perfect to be a real-life functioning factory. Found at https://pixabay.com/en/building-construction-architecture-856441/
Image 8: Whilst not completely spotless, this hard-working yard makes the grade for its complete lack of hard waste and rubbish. Found at https://pixabay.com/en/factory-building-warehouse-industry-377580/
Image 9: This factory and its surrounding yard redefine the meaning of “spotless” – it almost looks like you could eat off the ground. Found at https://pixabay.com/en/building-construction-architecture-856444/
Image 10: Every pallet is perfectly in place and there is not a speck of dust to be seen anywhere, let alone any rubbish or hard waste. Found at https://pixabay.com/en/factory-industrial-hall-logistics-1137995/
Image 11: Lumber yards can be messy places, with wood chips, offcuts and scraps of timber everywhere. These guys are definitely doing things right. Found at http://strap-buckles.com/strap-buckles-2/lumber-industry-strapping-solutions/