My wife and I have been volunteer camp ground hosts at one of our nearby State parks for over 10 years. Because of the poor economy and poor State funding for many parks, we have been buying our own equipment for several years. The Clean-Up Caddy is our favorite tool and is indispensable in cleaning campsites and general trash pick up. When new, you can pick up a dime that is flat on the ground. You can reach without bending into bushes and fire pits. They last about two years before the aluminum ends become worn and unusable. They used to cost about $16 when we first started hosting, but they are a necessity and much easier to use than the pistol-grip, suction-cup style, so the price is worth it for saving your back.
We've been using pick up stix in our parks for 25 years. Your latest model is much improved over the past models. I like the bright orange handles but the foam could be a little thinner.
I bought this item because there was nothing to wear out on it. No suction cups to come off etc. It does lack a rubber surface that allows one to pick up smooth items. I expect to come up with a way to compensate for that lack.
The clean up caddy is simple and useful for just about any kind of worker to use pick up litter. We spend 4 crew hours each day doing it. They last us about 2 years. The tips end up getting worn down and the U-shaped guide eventually loosens, and can fall off. But still the price is right for 2 years of usefulness.
i have been using them for 16 years would not be without them they are a great tool for getting down in bushes under cars and compactors and best of all they are a green tool when they wear out and won't pick up you can recycle them
We have 3 of these around the house, in the basement, and in my husband's workshop. We use them for picking up anything and everything off the floor. I also use it to reach clothes in the back of the dryer. Also outside I use it to pick up clumps of leaves in our pond. So handy - saves bending over and at our age (70's), that's not so easy anymore.