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Lavallette Set to Replace 1993 Model Garbage Truck

Lavallette water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette officials agreed to bond $126,300 for the purchase of a new garbage truck this week.

The truck will replace one that was purchased in 1993 and has been having numerous mechanical failures recently. The borough has not purchased a truck since 2010. There are six trucks in the fleet, and the absence of one due to a breakdown can cause the entire pickup schedule to be interrupted, officials said, especially during the busiest summer weeks.

The truck is expected to cost a total of about $175,000, Borough Administrator John Bennett said.

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