PLANT CITY, FL. – The names of Plant City’s four newest automated trash collection trucks, selected from more than 100 entries in the Name That Truck! Contest, will be announced at the July 12 City Commission meeting.
The local residents who submitted the winning names will attend the meeting and see the trucks unveiled. The names will be displayed prominently across the trucks’ cab doors, and the winning residents also will receive a prize package.
The new trucks will begin to roll through the City’s streets in August as part of Cart-To-Curb, Plant City’s new automated trash collection program that is bringing an elevated level of efficiency and ease of use to trash collection in the area. They will join Carter, the character who represents carts in the program, and Curby, a character representing the curb, as well as current trucks Carlos, Cathy, and Cedric.
“Our residents showed their excitement for Cart-To-Curb with their creative name suggestions for our newest trucks, and we were thrilled with their response,” said Jill Sessions, Director of Solid Waste for Plant City. “These trucks are great additions to our community. Cart-To-Curb will increase the efficiency of trash collection in the City and create a safer, healthier work environment for our employees. It also will reduce operating costs, help stabilize rates, and improve the cleanliness of our neighborhoods.”
Residents who submitted the prize-winning names are Michael Stanley (“Cart-Right”), Charles Haines (“Dumpasaurus”), Emanuel Espinoza (“Tippy”), and Sandra Ward (“Oscar”). Each will receive a prize package for their winning entry. The newest trucks use a mechanical arm to lift specially designed “carts” (cans) and empty them into the truck body without the driver having to leave the cab. Carts will be available in three sizes: 95, 65, and 35 gallons.
Half of the City’s single-family residential customers will see conversion to automated trash collection in August this year, and the other half will convert in August 2022. Carts for Phase 1 will be delivered in late July.
To learn more about Cart-To-Curb and when it is coming to your neighborhood, visit plantcitygov.com/mycart, call (813) 757-9208, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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