‘New Trash Trucks Will Soon Be In Service’

February 14, 2019

“Our new trash trucks will soon be in service on our roads. Keep a look out for them,” the Government said as they published photos of the trucks online.

Earlier this month, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, “You may recall that a year ago we sent a team inclusive of a driver and worker overseas to select the next batch of garbage trucks – I am pleased to report that the new trucks arrived on island last month.

“They cleared customs and were released on the 11th January following which they were cleaned, inspected, modified, decals added and paperwork submitted to TCD. They were taken to TCD on 21st January and all are currently licenced for road use.

“Four of the trucks suffered minor damage during offloading by and the replacement parts are in transit from the UK, one truck has a minor electrical problem which will be addressed by the supplier Farid when they arrive on 10 February to commission all the vehicles.

“Chassis underseal, fitting of radios, GPS systems along with driver training is currently under way. Realistically we anticipate them being placed into service the week of February 18th – assuming all goes well with the manufactures representative.”

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Waiting for the day when there is a dumpster at the end of every road & a single operator truck comes around & empties the dumpster rather than the very time consuming & labour intensive system of individual house pickup by trucks with a crew of three.

    • Well I guess if OBA were still in we could have privitized it and made it happen

    • Trufth says:

      Never gonna happen – we need to keep those govt employees on the payroll. I’m surprised we don’t still pay the train conductors a salary.

  2. Family Man says:

    Your decal is missing a ‘T’ on the front.

    • Dockyard Lackey says:

      That’s a Daft comment Family Man, but I like it.

  3. Great move, P.L.P.
    all O.B.A. wanted was to eliminate government workers through their own divisive tactics
    Yup… O.B.A. sure did do that!!
    Their O.B.A. tactics has increased racism and inequity in the job market. Now, P.L.P. must move backwards and undo a lot of O.B.A.’s racist mess.
    O.B.A., you have done such a great job(nonsense!!).

  4. chocolate coins says:


    re: Valentine’s Day.

    Roses are Red
    Trash Trucks are Blue
    Hopefully one will come for you

    (I know you wet yourself laughing when you read it).

  5. Bermudian says:

    Congrats to Min The Hon. Lt/Col David Burch and his Public Works team,

  6. Sandgrownan says:

    Lol… look out for them… once a week only!

    • Justasuggestion says:

      Yeah like wheres Wally… can these trucks work in the rain?

    • We need more trucks to have twice a week pick up, we could’ve used de America’s Cup money to get more trucks.

      • Mark says:

        Still bitter about how the OBA could run a successful event while all you can muster is a rent-a-crowd to some lame jazz concerts?

        • You call telling Seniors that money dont grow on trees and you just dont get it, then turn around and pull $77 Million out of thin air to FUND a sail boat race for BILLIONAIRES?
          Oh I forgot we are getting an airport for without paying anything for it.

          • Jus' Wonderin' says:

            Well now the seniors can enjoy their .45 cent raise…hahahah clowns!

          • Mark says:

            Easy there Juice, stick to one syllable words as you clearly get flustered when your groundless points are proven to be as backwards as your racist ramblings.

          • Anbu says:

            300+ million return. Shutup oj. U assault everyones IQ daily.

      • Question says:

        You used money to buy new buses delivered January 2018 which still aren’t on the road. Yet again your lot wasted our money on useless shiny things.

      • LocaliCartel says:

        These trucks we’re probably purchased with AC proceeds

    • Pickup says:

      Right, new trucks surely means we are back to two day pick ups!!

      • Trump supporter says:

        There been here almost a month and still knitting them out. And you want two days Ad week pick up. C’mon baby steps.
        They’ll probably be parked next to the brand new buses shortly.

  7. Joe Bloggs says:

    The race is on! New trash trucks vs. new buses. Which will be on the road first?

  8. Micro says:

    What were the modifications?

  9. sage says:

    What can be done to stop the nasty water draining from the trucks leaving a stinking stain on the street in front of every house they stop at? I think this is a health hazard that needs looking at and solving.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Cheecus bread! We aint even got de trucks on de road yet and you bies is already puttin licks in em!

  11. Trudi says:

    To Triangle Drifter,

    I am all for economic efficiency but seeing a dumpster every forty to fifty feet on both sides of roads would cause me to say that this would be an ugly picture for tourists and residents alike. Not worth it in my humble opinion.

  12. Sharon says:

    People just need to respect the Minister’s decision.

    • Mark says:

      The same Minister who “does not care what you think” and goes with some ATV tour over the environment for the friends and family programme? I think my respect for him went out with the trash.

  13. Zoe Mulholland says:

    How about a shout out to the City of Hamilton who assisted the Government with their garbage collection, sending out trucks and crews on the weekends while the Government fleet was not operating on a full roster of vehicles and on a one-day-a-week pick-up schedule!