By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough buys new garbage truck; delivery could take a year


Garbage trucks are no different than all the other things consumers order but have to wait an extra-long time to arrive.

The borough is spending almost $300,000 on a new garbage can and dumpster picker-upper and trash-hauling truck. The company told the borough it could be a year before arrival.

“They can’t even get the chassis from the manufacturer to make the truck,” Borough Public Works Director Tom Wetor said last week.

A 16-cubic-yard, automated side-loader will be installed on a Freightliner chassis. It’s basically the same as the borough’s two existing trucks, Wetor said.

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