Webb County donates garbage trucks

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The amount of garbage in El Cenizo and Rio Bravo is huge, but thanks to Webb County representatives, things will be a lot less trashy.

      Representatives will be on hand to turn over the keys to three garbage trucks to the mayors of the cities of El Cenizo and Rio Bravo.

     During the last Webb County Commissioners Court meeting, Commissioners approved the donation of the trucks in order to assist both cities improve the quality of life for residents.

     Tonight on KGNS News at Six, reporter Orlando Garza tells us how the new garbage trucks are expected to improve the lives of these townspeople.

Commissioners approved the donation of the trucks.

For years the cities of Rio Bravo and El Cenizo have had issues with their garbage trucks, today, both towns received a gift to help solve that problem.
KGNS News Reporter Orlando Garza explains how these "gifts" are expected to improve the lives of the people in those towns.
The mayors of both towns are hoping this will alleviate the pressure of constantly fixing their old garbage trucks.
People who live there hope the days of garbage piling up on their streets are behind them.
Garbage pick-up in Rio Bravo and El Cenizo should become a lot more efficient.
At least thats what Jorge Ruiz hopes.
He's lived in El Cenizo for 15-years and has the good and bad, when it comes to garbage pick-up, in his neighborhood. He says, "it's been pretty good, besides when the trucks go down the trash sits out here...3-4 days."
Webb County had a surplus of trucks, and decided to give two trucks to Rio Bravo and one to El Cenizo.
Mechanical issues have plagued El Cenizo's trucks for years in some cases, stopping service altogether .
Mayor Raul Reyes hopes those days are over.
He says, "this donation will play an instrumental roll in allowing us the capability to continue and not disrupt services when any of our existing fleet breaks down."
The mayor says the great thing about these trucks is it has a side loader which means you only need one person to operate it, eliminating two positions, the mayors say it leaves more room in their budget."
The city of El Cenizo recently approved about 6-thousand dollars to fix one of it's other garbage trucks.
With a city that runs on a 250-thousand budget Mayor Reyes expects the donated trucks to leave room for other projects.


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