The Public Services Department Waste Management Division is transitioning to fully-automated garbage trucks. The transition to fully automated trucks will help make our department even more efficient by expanding our capacity of services and accommodating future growth.
We will receive two fully-automated trucks this year to replace our current trucks as they reach the end of their life cycle. Instead of taking three men to empty about 1000 garbage carts, it will only take one allowing our staff to expand into other critical projects.
Phase One Completed:
How will the Fully-automated Trucks Improve Mount Pleasant?
The Waste Management Division of the Public Services Department experiences more work-related injuries than both the Police Department and the Fire Department. We expect the Fully-automated Trucks to help create a safer working environment by keeping our workers out of the elements and preventing them from having to move and lift so many garbage rollcarts.
We also anticipate experiencing more efficiency and growth within the department due to the Fully-automated Trucks. The two Fully-automated, One-man Trucks will be replacing two two/three-man trucks. Up to four workers will be free to move to other projects within the department. This helps us be more productive in a smaller time frame without spending any more tax dollars.
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