Dump truck causes problems

  • Aug. 19, 2005 7:00 p.m.

The regional district’s haulage truck, which takes garbage from transfer stations to the regional landfill near Port Clements broke down last week, forcing two transfer stations to close Saturday Aug. 13.
Thor Collison, the solid waste system’s chargehand, said the transfer station operators in Skidegate and Sandspit had to close temporarily because the bins were overflowing with garbage, and they couldn’t accept any more.
Things were back to normal this week after the regional district rented a truck from Dan Kendall to take the trash up to the landfill, he said.
The eight-year-old haulage truck stopped running Wednesday afternoon after part of the radiator broke, Mr. Collison said. The part had to be ordered from the United States, and arrived on island on Friday. The truck was scheduled to be fixed over the weekend.
“As far as I’m concerned, the haulage truck is the backbone of the whole operation,” Mr. Collison said, adding that the vehicle has now accumulated 400,000 kilometres and may have to be retired soon.

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