City Trash Truck
New Truck and Commercial Dumpsters
Keeping Used Polycarts
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City of Collinsville's shiny new trash truck was on display on the city plaza
Friday. The logo on the side now is a flaming Phoenix bird which I assume will
morph into a Cardinal soon? The rear loading truck will be manned by city employees.
The employees will pull the polycarts or dumpsters to the truck where lift mechanisms
will empty them directly into the truck. This direct load will hopefully reduce
the blowing trash complaints from the automated double transfer used by the
larger front load trucks used by the previous contractor (Waste Connections).
City officials are considering an additional requirement that trash be bagged
in addition to being placed inside the pickup containers.
new commercial dumpsters purchased by the city were staged and assembled this
week near the Depot Museum.
was wondering when the City first started collecting trash and was lucky
to find the news photo above (while searching for the CHS Class of 1962
class photo). I remember when we would burn our own trash in 55 gallon
drums in the alley (and occasionally burn all the grass in the alley in
the process) back in the late 1950s and apparently up to the May 1962
city collection start. I suspect the city would occasionally empty the
burn residue and tin cans from those barrels but apparently on an infrequent
basis with a general purpose vehicle. I don't have a start date for city
trash collection by subcontractors.
-- Ted Wright (2007)
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