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.