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Nov 3, 2016 5:03 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Special Litter Vehicle Purchased To Clean Up Southampton Town

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman tests out the new vacuum. JEN NEWMAN
Nov 8, 2016 10:58 AM

Southampton Town has purchased a new compact litter collection truck that will be used by its Parks and Recreation Department to vacuum up garbage, debris, cigarette butts, broken bottles and even leaves from tough-to-reach places.

“It’s a very powerful vacuum, and we’re all looking forward to see the effect it has on the town,” Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said at a press conference held outside of Town Hall on Thursday, November 3, announcing the $43,962 acquisition. “We’re hoping this will make a difference.”

The sweeper, called a Tenant 4300 ATLV, looks similar to a riding lawnmower and is narrow enough to access areas that normal-size garbage trucks cannot. A long vacuum extends along the front of the machine, and a large flexible hose carries the refuse to a container in the back. The container can be tilted to allow for the dumping out of collected refuse.

Similar to an indoor vacuum, the machine comes with adjustable hoses that can be positioned for the manual collection of litter.

According to Tennant, the company that produces the vacuum, the vehicle can maneuver on grassy terrain, along fence lines and hop over curbs. It can also be used to clean athletic fields and courts—areas where garbage removal must be done by hand and, as a result, takes longer.

Officials intends to deploy the sweeper at various town facilities, including Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays once it opens next summer.

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Bring it to my house, you can pick up all my leaves!
By HamptonDad (236), Hampton Bays on Nov 3, 16 8:56 PM
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Gee...I hope they did not buy the litter vac for yet another Jay photo op...
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Nov 4, 16 12:39 AM
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This one little machine is going to service the entire Town? Or is it part of a pilot program?

O, and I'll be sure to report back here the minute it shows up in this area -- but don't hold your breaths.

By Frank Wheeler (1823), Northampton on Nov 4, 16 8:17 AM
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Did the highway department get the snowblowers they needed to keep the bust stops and sidewalks clear. At 43K would that have cost the Highway department a snow removal truck?
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Nov 4, 16 8:36 AM
Take it down to the beach.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Nov 4, 16 5:50 AM
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You have to ask yourself why this is now needed in our town.
By Babyboo (292), Hampton Bays on Nov 4, 16 6:51 AM
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Because the Town allowed for overdevelopment so that everyone could make more money so there was an influx of people, both residents and nonresidents.
By johnj (1019), Westhampton on Nov 4, 16 9:10 AM
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If this wasn't so sad, it would be funny. More toys for the Town on the taxpayers dime.
By The Real World (368), southampton on Nov 4, 16 7:53 AM
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Kudos to that salesman
By GoldenBoy (350), EastEnd on Nov 4, 16 8:38 AM
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This is just a preview of what Jay will be doing after he's been indicted as part of the prisoner-worker program.
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Nov 4, 16 9:35 AM
$43,962 to pick up garbage after lazy ppl ! Are we sending a message that its ok litter bc now we have machine that will just suck it up ?

What does this vehicle run on ? gas? solar power ?
By toes in the water (884), southampton on Nov 4, 16 9:53 AM
It runs on taxpayers tears...
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Nov 4, 16 11:21 AM
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How about people stop [expletive deleted] littering.
By Mr. Z (11670), North Sea on Nov 4, 16 6:02 PM
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Another photo op for Jay. Transparently hilarious.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 4, 16 6:58 PM
There is garbage everywhere. I wonder if the Town ever enforced the fines for littering or is that just another code they never bother to enforce. They just keep enabling those that don't follow the rules. I am starting to think Jay really doesn't get it. I had such high hopes for him. Oh well only a dozen or so more months of him - hopefully the Republicans will put some one up next year that understands the importance of following the rules.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Nov 4, 16 7:10 PM
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Hire someone to drive it for 80K/year for 20 years and give him a 150% pension for life with medical on top..
Who's flicking cigarette butts so much ? Oh rhetorical sarcasm .. EVERY SMOKER EVER .. how do they get away with this ?? how do they assume they are so entitled to flick cigarettes anywhere they want. . Outside and inside no less.
By dave h (193), calverton on Nov 4, 16 7:20 PM
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Dave H - if you live in Calverton maybe you have no idea about all the trash on the sidewalks and streets next to the signs that state there is a $250 fine for littering. They could pay a "rent a cop" to give out ticket and it would be self funding. The saying that the difference between men and boys is the size of their toys - I guess Jay needed a bigger toy. Giving out fines is just as popular - Jay doesn't want to be unpopular.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Nov 4, 16 9:35 PM
Is that Burle Ives next to Jay?

What a waste of money. The only place you'll see it is in good ground park, when it reopens...

I'm surprised ATH wasn't at this thinly disguised photo op.

Next up: Jay buys bulk toilet paper for town hall, Jay, John & Julie demonstrate its use in the parking lot.
By Draggerman (941), Southampton on Nov 6, 16 7:27 AM
I see them all over East Hampton. Not just in parks but on the roads. I also see East Hampton has crews walking and picking up garbage as well. Good idea they should buy more.
By North Sea Citizen (564), North Sea on Nov 6, 16 7:58 AM
North Sea Citizen - it is not just about the equipment - it is the fact that it is newsworthy in our Town. What a sad statement that picking up garbage is newsworthy.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Nov 6, 16 9:35 AM
Additional trash cans with increased pickup is what is needed. I hear this from my fellow residents repeatedly. What is the impediment to getting this accomplished?
As for litterers, there will never be enough staffing to ever catch them when and where they are thoughtlessly tossing their trash.
By hbz (7), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 16 9:30 AM
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By sig9226 (2), water mill on Nov 11, 16 9:27 PM
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