Garbage holdup

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - COMING UP | HEALTH -

Three of the four city garbage trucks are bro­ken, caus­ing de­lays in waste col­lec­tion. “Some of it is hy­draulic and it’s mostly wear and tear on the body and arms them­selves from pick ups over the last lit­tle while,” said Jesse Wata­manuk, pub­lic works su­per­vi­sor for san­i­ta­tion and waste­water. Wata­manuk said the fleet was pur­chased in 2008 and each truck has seen a mil­lion and a half pick-ups each. He said one of the arms went into the shop this morn­ing un­able to move. “The arm was stuck up in the air hold­ing a can. What failed in that, they don’t know yet, they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing some of that, they’re go­ing through it, but some­thing failed on that truck.” Crews were half-way through a route when an­other truck broke down “It’s just go­ing to end up push­ing col­lec­tion a day. We’re go­ing to be a day be­hind be­cause to­day we couldn’t fin­ish,” said Wata­manuk. Crews worked over­time try­ing to get the other trucks back on the road. Res­i­dents on Prince Cres­cent, Princess Cres­cent, Re­gal Cres­cent, May­berry Cres­cent, Pas­coe Drive and Ruther­ford St. will have their waste col­lected on Tues­day.

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