Open house set for new garbage trucks

The trucks that are key to a new solid waste collection system in Fort Dodge will be demonstrated during a public open house Saturday.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s central garage, 3001 Eighth Ave. S.

The new trucks will be driven around the central garage lot by employees who will demonstrate how the unit’s mechanical arms will be used to lift and empty containers of trash and recyclables, according to Public Works Director Greg Koch.

Refreshments will be served.