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Hundreds line up for city’s Big Truck event

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Roseville residents love their garbage trucks.

The last Big Trucks summer event of the year Tuesday attracted hundreds of residents. The city of Roseville’s Solid Waste utility trucks had a ‘fleet’ of garbage trucks on display.

Roseville’s solid-waste utility company presented story time, dumping, spinning and crushing  that left audience members in awe.

Desiree Pickert, marketing and communications analyst for Roseville’s Utility Exploration Center advocated the annual event as a way to connect with the community.

“Big Trucks Summer is targeted to serve Roseville utility customers, specifically families with small children,” Pickert said. “We feature a different utility each week. Big Trucks Summer event is a hands-on approach for children and their families to see and understand the work the utilities provide on a daily basis.”

Pickert stressed the importance of connecting with Roseville residents.

“Residents enjoy meeting and speaking directly to the utility workers who operate the large and sophisticated equipment that delivers utility services,” Pickert said. “Visitors gain a unique perspective on the important but often behind-the-scenes work of the utilities to ensure health, safety and quality of life in Roseville.”

That was shown by 6-year-old Emma Clare.

“It was so much fun,” Emma said. “I really liked the green garbage truck that I see every week on my street.”

Seven garbage trucks demonstrated their purposes by rear loading, crushing furniture and Organics garbage trucks dumping bins and washing bins in the air.

“It was really fun to see all the trucks because we love our garbage man,” 6-year-old Elijah Clark said. Games, activities, photo booths, coloring murals and information booths with fun facts about Roseville’s Solid Waste division was on full display on a balmy Tuesday afternoon as children and parents basked in the last stretch of summer.

The city of Roseville collects more than 100,000 tons of trash and recycling annually.