Photos: Trash talkin

 Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy

The city of Columbus recently took ownership of five new diesel-powered bulk-trash trucks. Columbus spent approximately $775,000 in voted bond funds to purchase the trucks. A sixth new bulk truck powered by compressed natural gas is currently on order and is expected to arrive in Columbus later in the fall. Councilmember Maryellen O’Shaughnessy climbed up inside one of the trucks during an inspection Sept. 8 and was surprised at the volume of the horn.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman got his first look at the city’s newest bulk-trash trucks during a downtown inspection tour Sept. 8. A driver from the Division of Refuse Collection took time to show Coleman how to work the massive machine.
All five trucks were on display in front of City Hall on Sept. 8. Each truck weighs 31,890 pounds when empty and can legally carry 16,710 pounds of bulk trash. The new trucks will bring the bulk fleet to 35.


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