Also in the news: GPS hits the road for trash collection

Municipalities in South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia are applying Global Positioning System technology to garbage collection to reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency, according to a news report from USA Today.

A pair of IT consultants to the city of Clemson, S.C., developed the concept for a GPS device for garbage collectors responsible for removing large items. Trucks were burning gas driving around looking for big items too large to be collected on regular routes. The new GPS device gives drivers who handle large-item garbage collection routes a GPS touch screen to note where large items are located and get directions to that location..

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