Lafayette unveils new recycling trucks

New designs were revealed on four Lafayette recycling trucks on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (WLFI Photo)
New designs were revealed on four Lafayette recycling trucks on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The city of Lafayette unveiled four new recycling trucks that should be easy to spot.

The new trucks feature vinyl wraps to encourage more people to recycle. Each vinyl wrap was designed by the Mayor’s Youth Council and includes the city’s flag as well.

Last year recycling saved the city about $170,000 in tipping fees.

Mayor Tony Roswarski said with many cities either using private waste removal or increasing waste removal fees, it’s important to recycle.

“Here in Lafayette we pick up the trash, the recycling, the leaves, the limbs and large items every week. The only way we’re going to be able to do that is for people to recycle more,” said Roswarski.

The city received nearly $10,000 in donations to have the wraps put on the trucks.

Roswarski said his favorite design is the truck with the Lafayette schools on it.

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