Trash Truck Back in ServiceFebruary 14th, 2011 by Joe Burgess
It arrived and began catching up on businesses dumpsters late Wednesday, and was still making it’s round Thursday, as the snow was falling.
Trash Truck Breakdown Affects Approximately 60 Monticello Businesses
Posted Jan. 31, 2011
A week ago, the “side-loading” trash truck that serves approximately 60 Monticello businesses, was disabled by a broken internal support rail.
Repairs are estimated to be done in 5-8 days. The truck could be returned to service in Monticello this Wednesday or Thursday.
Until then, sanitation workers are attempting to serve customers by removing some trash from the dumpsters onto flatbed trailers to be disposed of.
This does not affect the “front-loading” dumpsters at other businesses.
It was also noted the city has been modifying side-load dumpsters into front-load dumpsters in recent months, but this is a slow process, since each dumpster takes 4 to 6 hours to convert. (The side-loaders have a ‘hook bracket” on the front, as shown in the photos, here. The front-loaders have a “boxed catch” on the side of the dumpster.)
The city plans to service all dumpsters the first day that the truck is returned to service in Monticello
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