The waste collection truck or garbage truck is a truck designed to collect and haul waste to a waste treatment facility (waste sorting centre or incinerator). The waste collection trucks are equipped with a rotor at the back to compress the waste.
Formerly, waste was picked up manually and hauled in some sort of cart pulled by horses. It tipped to discharge the waste. The first waste collection truck was commercialized in the USA in 1938.
Nowadays, waste collection trucks have a powered mechanism that adapts to the size of the container. Some waste collection trucks are equipped with a system of on-board weighing to measure the mass of waste in the truck.
The main waste collection truck manufacturers are Semat, Faun, Dennis and Eurovoirie. The tippers are sometimes installed on chassis from Renault, Mercedes, Iveco or Volvo. In the latest years, manufacturers have developed waste collection trucks that are less polluting, with electric or NGV versions.
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