Houston County Sanitation Gets a Facelift
Houston County leaders say they are making the working environment for sanitation workers safer.
They're are adding automated side loaders to all garbage trucks.
They held a demonstration Thursday afternoon at the Farm Center.
County officials and department supervisors were there to make sure employees became familiar with the new system.
So far, they say they're excited about the new technology.
"Normally our normal trucks has got a driver and two guys on the back. and going to this method, it’s taking the guys off the back you know, taking a less chance of him stepping off, twisting an ankle or possibly getting hit by a car," said Michael Williams, employee.
The new trucks will begin collecting November 10, and rates will not go up for customers.
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