Desamparados adds $1 million worth of new garbage trucks

The Municipalidad de Desamparados said Wednesday it has purchased five new garbage trucks for 553 million colons. That is a bit more than $1 million.

That will give the municipality seven trucks to cover eight districts, it said.

Spending an average of $200,000 per truck may seem out of line, but a new Kenworth costs $126,900 in the United States, according to Web sites, and a Mack 40-cubic yard vehicle with a front end loader costs $259,000.

The municipality also said that it has started another campaign to encourage residents to recycle. Recycling generates jobs, it said.

These trucks will not be shiny and clean for long.

These trucks will not be shiny and clean for long.

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