By Andru McCracken
The Village of McBride has a new 2020 Freightliner Truck with a garbage packer. It was delivered on July 25.
After 22 years of service, public works is retiring its 1997 garbage truck.
The new truck has a rearview camera and a semi-automated cart tipper that will allow the village to eventually transition to a cart system.
The Village’s Chief Administrative Officer Sheila McCutcheon said the new system will result in fewer injuries and a more efficient garbage run.
Clint Colins, the Village’s Public Works Mechanic who has kept the old garbage truck operating faithfully, is glad of the change.
“I have lifted countless number of cans over the years: I am looking forward to lifting less,” said Colins.
Council said with careful planning the Village has purchased a truck with the capabilities of modernizing the garbage collection system and it will serve the village well for at least 20 years.