C. Ore. county looks for 60-ton trash compactor

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BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Deschutes County has opened bids for a new trash compactor for its landfill.

The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports the county is expected to authorize $800,000 to buy a new garbage-crushing machine weighing more than 60 tons.

Managers at the Knott Landfill say the new compactor will be outfitted with a GPS system to guide the operator around the landfill site.

The new machine will be the second 60-ton compactor at Knott Landfill and will allow Deschutes County to retire a smaller 25-ton model that's now used only when the larger model is being serviced.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com