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City selling rollback trashcans to residents

The city of Bonne Terre recently purchased a new trash truck that has the capability to lift large rollback trashcans to dump them into the truck. They are encouraging residents to purchase the trashcans through the city at their cost if they are interested in using one.

During a recent council meeting, Bonne Terre Public Works Superintendent Shawn Kay rolled two trash cans into the council chambers and said they have an opportunity for the reidents who would like to use the large cans.

“They can purchase one for our cost. The 96 gallon one costs $60 and the 64 gallon one is $55,” said Kay. “They can come by city hall to purchase one and we will deliver them to your residence. We are selling them at cost and the city is basically a pass through.”

Kay said this is an opportunity for any local resident on city trash to purchase one if they want too. He stressed that they don’t have to buy one if they don’t want to.

A city resident voiced concern that animals would get into the cans because people would leave them on the sidewalk for a week.

Kay said these trashcans would help because they have a lid on them and they are pretty heavy duty. He felt it would take pretty big dog to knock one of these over.

The city purchased a new truck recently because the older one needed to be retired and used on an as needed base. The other old truck was traded in.

City officials said that the real benefit of the new trash truck is it being equipped to lift the large rollback trash bins.

Bonne Terre Public Works Superintendent Shawn Kay shows off a set of trashcans during a recent council meeting and discussed how city residents could purchase the new rollback trashcan at a discounted rate.

Bonne Terre Public Works Superintendent Shawn Kay shows off a set of trashcans during a recent council meeting and discussed how city residents could purchase the new rollback trashcan at a discounted rate.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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