Zanesville Deploys New Leaf Collection Truck

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Zanesville’s street cleaning crew has a new piece of equipment in its arsenal.

Zanesville Street Dept. Supervisor, Michael West, says the truck will help save man hours.

“The City of Zanesville purchased a new leaf machine. The one sitting behind us is roughly $220,000. We had an old chassis that we put a box on. We approximately have $50,000 in the complete unit,” he said.

The truck and attached vacuum replaces an older leaf collection truck that’s no less than twenty-five years old.

“It’s going to be basically a two-man operation where the old machines too at least five to six,” West added.

He says leaf pickup season begins in about a month and goes on for six weeks. He asks people to not put sticks in the leaves, and requests residents around town to not park next to their leaf piles.

Zanesville's old leaf collection truck