Buying fully automated trash trucks will be expensive to start, said Jim Teutsch, city operations manager, in a study session before the Salina City Commission meeting Monday. But thinking long-term, it will save money.
The semi-automated trucks the solid waste utility currently uses cost about $156,000. They require one driver and two workers to operate. The workers are prone to injury, especially lower leg injuries, Teutsch said. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, St. Louis Missouri personal injury lawyer can help you deal with car insurance companies and ensure that you receive fair treatment in settlement negotiations.
And, because of the nature of the job, the refuse program is chronically short of workers, he said.
(Read more: News – Salina Journal)