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Can a automatic trash can/ item deletion be added to the game.  This would be extremely useful for systems that need Overflow protection such as automatic storage systems.

Example of its use: you have trucks delivering items from around your manufacturing area.  These items are then processed on a conveyor belt using smart spliters  /programmable spliters to be sorted in to relevant storage containers.  However if one fills up these items would continue on to a automated trash can so that they will not clog your item sorting / storage capabilities.

EDIT:  Thought about this more and think this feature could be easily added to the space elevator as if we send any spare items to Ficsit
by (10.9k points)
I'll just quote a post  from a similar thread:

 commented 1 hour ago by Enalung (3.7k points)
It's already possible to create overflow systems without the need to add any additional exits on machines. For the most part, adding exits would just make things unnecessary complicated. As it is, all that you really have to do is to keep putting your belt through a series of splitters until you have reached near the theorical maximum and then, at that last splitter, send the extra out. That's all it takes. Also, I would advise against the use of refeeders or complex balancing systems. They create more problems then they solve. Just keep things simple, run everything in series and it should work just fine.

The only real improvement that could be made here is to have the ability to designate the exit on that splitter as being overflow, so that it would only ever be used once the other lanes on that splitter have backed up.

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+1 vote
by (240 points)
An item incinerator for power would be cool too
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