Greener, cleaner trash trucks

August 25, 2009 5:07:00 AM PDT
The Big Apple wants to be cleaner and greener -- with its garbage trucks.

The city is testing hybrid sanitation trucks to see if they can stand up to NYC trash.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the three new trucks will be picking up residential garbage in Queens next month.

Fun City's current trash trucks are fuel hogs, getting only about three miles per gallon.

Bloomberg says the hybrid trucks should get 25 to 30 percent better mileage.