City of Sand Springs unveils new all-terrain "Trash Bandit"

The City of Sand Springs unveiled the newest addition to its fleet Thursday afternoon. The Trash Bandit all-terrain litter vacuum machine allows City workers to collect debris off-road without the physical toll and time limitations of picking it up on foot.

“Cities everywhere struggle daily to keep up with the litter and trash produced by the public, said Community Development Director Grant Gerondale. “With staffing resources stretched to the limit in most municipalities, Sand Springs has chosen to put our machine into service as we improve our efficiency and expand our reach on trash. The Trash Bandit will be a fun way to get the attention of youth with fun graphics and educational messages to help our community by choosing to not litter.”

According to Parks Director Jeff Edwards, the Trash Bandit is capable of cleaning up the entire Highway 412 right-of-way from Case Community Center to QuikTrip in only 45 minutes.