Two “tippers” like the one pictured here were installed at the Mid Valley Sanitary Landfill in Rialto in November 2013 to process refuse more efficiently.

The tipper takes half the time to empty refuse than a traditional walking floor trailer which slowly pushes the refuse out of the back of the trailer using hydraulic pumps.

The tipper holds what’s called a possum trailer which can carry about 25 tons of refuse. The tipper is efficient because it has its own engine and typically runs on propane for cleaner emissions.

The tipper unloads faster which means trash trucks can make more round trips to bring waste to the landfill, which increases income to the County.

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