A garbage truck is a truck used to haul away garbage. The most common types of garbage truck are rear loaders, front loaders, or side loaders. These trucks may be manually loaded or may have arms that will lift trash receptacles or dumpsters and empty them into the bed of the garbage truck. Many varieties also include a packer, which will allow you to collect a larger volume of garbage in the truck bed.
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a garbage truck is the manpower that you have available to get the job done. Some models can be completely operated by a single person, while others may take a crew of 2-3 individuals to get the job done.