CITY OF HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES NEW “FRONT END LOADERS” FOR COMMERCIAL TRASH COLLECTIONS

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Nov. 11, 2015 Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Director of Public Works will announce the city’s purchase of two new “front end loaders” for commercial trash collection at a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday in the parking area of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Harrisburg and CREDC, 3211 N Front St.

The “front end loaders” are vehicles that use a fork lift located in front to pick up commercial dumpsters.  The vehicles are safer for Public Works employees who do not have to manually attach cables at the rear of vehicles to pick up dumpster. In addition, the front end loader vehicles can be operated by only one worker, compared to 2-3 workers needed for the rear-loading vehicles.

“These new front end loaders will mean greater safety for our workers and increase the efficiency of our operation,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.  “We are encouraging all businesses to end their contracts with private haulers and begin using city services as soon as possible.”

The building at 3211 N. Front St., which houses the Chamber and CREDC, have switched from a private hauler to using city services, said Mayor Papenfuse.  City ordinances mandate that businesses in Harrisburg use city services for trash collection.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at jdavis@cityofhbg.com.

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