A waste collection vehicle (WCV), or colloquially called a 'Garbage Truck', 'Dustcart' or 'Dustbin lorry' is a truck specially designed to pick up quantities of waste and haul it to landfills and other recycling factories.

Types of vehiclesEdit

There are different types of vehicles, for different types of waste, manufactured in different countries, time immemorial.


Wagons and other means had been used for centuries to haul away solid waste. Trucks were first used for this purpose soon after their invention. The covered trucks were first introduced in more densely populated area.


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