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15 May 2019
There was a feeling of excitement in the air at Cootamundra-Regional Council’s Cootamundra depot last week, when a new garbage truck was delivered.
Fitted out with a high tech kit, the new truck brings the collection of garbage to a new level. Armed with a 3 Logix fleet tracking and monitoring system. The truck is capable of live data recording. Cameras on the front and the rear of truck, on the bin grab and as well as the hopper (where the rubbish goes) are recording all the time. The cameras have a photo capture capability for evidence of contamination that may be appear in bins.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council mayor Cr Abb McAlister said the monitoring was necessary to ensure safe removal of general rubbish and the protection of materials that can be recycled.
“Our waste collection staff are often faced with the wrong materials being deposited in the wrong bins, for example, general rubbish being placed in the green waste bins. The capabilities this truck has of monitoring when and where the contamination occurs will give us the evidence we need to advise residents on the correct disposal method,” Cr McAlister said.
“The monitoring system this truck is equipped with allows the driver to capture a photo of the house as well as the hopper in the truck. The monitoring also gives evidence of whether bins have been placed out for collection,” Cr McAlister added.
The 3Logix fleet tracking and monitoring system includes Lone Worker Monitoring, which is a response to the growing need to provide the safest possible workplace for employees. CGRC will be able to monitor the trucks movements and get reports on service problems such as broken or overfull bins.
CGRC now has two of these high tech trucks that are providing valuable data for future domestic waste challenges.
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The new garbage truck in Cootamundra is fitted out with a range of high tech features.