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Sunrise Disposal to use new technology in their trucks


Grand Coulee Councilmember Mike Horne said at the latest council meeting that Sunrise Disposal, who performs garbage collection service in the area, will be using new global positioning system (GPS) equipment in their trucks around the time that their contract with the cities expires at the end of 2019.

The GPS system will allow truck drivers to check off houses that they’ve stopped at as they go along their routes.

“It’s going to make things a lot easier,” Dick Howe of Sunrise Disposal said, explaining the system at an Electric City council meeting.

One possible advantage of the new system, Horne noted, is that it could make it possible for citizens to opt for bi-weekly service, a way for those who don’t throw away much trash to save money on their garbage collection bill.

The GPS system would show the driver which houses have collection service on a particular week.

The cities would have to adjust their garbage rates to accommodate new options.

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