WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Trash in West Lafayette is traveling in style - with the addition of a new trash truck.
But, the new truck comes with new requests from the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation Department.
The truck uses a claw and arm system to lift the trash and recycling cans into the back of the truck.
Crews ask that you mind the three-foot rule, keeping your two cans at least three feet apart.
If not, a sanitation worker has to get off the truck and move the cans.
That may not seem that important, but doing it several times can really add up.
“You're doing a repetitive motion over and over three seconds doesn't sound like a lot, but three seconds times 1,000? Now you've added a lot of time to the process,” said West Lafayette Street Commissioner Ben Anderson.
In time, the new trucks will make trash and recycle pickup much more efficient.
They also hope the arm will help combat work-related injuries in the department.