There’s a new gadget in town, well, at least for some residents. The Sanitation Division, in Idaho Falls, started phase two of its auto load system Monday (10/24).
Last year, the change affected 4,500 people and this year it was 5,000. This new system means, less intensive labor like back strains and other things that lead to workman’s compensation. As the city goes to automated trucks, the sanitation division director said this will help save money Sanitation worker, Enrique Swatts said that in his 12 years of working in sanitation, this has made his job a lot faster and safer. “Before it used to be two guys, one driving and one in the back end of the truck and it was slower. You had to wait for the other guy to be done so you could keep driving. It’s faster. I like it,” Swatts said. The sanitation division superintendent said they will continue to expand the new auto load system. “We’re going through with the rest of the city. Any neighborhoods, any subdivisions, that haven’t already received their carts. Phase three will be the inclusion of the entire city,” Jordan Rechenmacher said.
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