Should I Spend Donuts on the Garbage Truck or Street Cleaner?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hope you’ve got your dancing shoes on and your cell phones ready to light up the night because Homerpalooza has arrived in Springfield!  That’s right the hip hop fest has begun!  Our stores are now jam-packed with premium items just tempting us to drop our sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label, it can be tempting to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Garbage Truck or Street Sweeper to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

Leaves stores September 12th

Item: Garbage Truck
 35 Donuts
0.50% Bonus on all Cash and XP
Previous Post: Should I Buy the Garbage Truck
What Does It Do?: 
Typical vehicle in Springfield.  Sticks there and doesn’t do much (doesn’t go on the road).  
My Opinion On It Now: 
It’s 35 donuts.  Bonus % isn’t great, but it’s one of those if you like it and have a spot for it, get it items.  If not, pass. (bonus % isn’t great, so not worth getting for that alone)

Leaves stores September 12th

Item: Street Cleaner
90 Donuts, 35 Donut Rebate, NET 55 Donuts
Nada, Considered an NPC
Previous Post: Should I Buy the Street Cleaner?
What Does It Do?: 
This one is cool.  This one is an NPC, but it’s a vehicle that MOVES on it’s own, on the streets of Springfield! It’s pretty cool.  However, if you have dirt in Springfield (dirt roads) it’ll spend all of it’s time stuck on the dirt.  So keep that in mind. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 I liked it when it first came out and I like it now, especially with the discounted price.  I’d pick this one up again.  It’s fun.

What are your thoughts on the returning items? Which items do you have already?  Which items will you be picking up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

34 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Garbage Truck or Street Cleaner?

  1. Garbage Truck or Street Sweeper – nope! not spending Donuts / Bonuts on these (just eating my Krispe Kreme, EA!) 😅

  2. I got my street sweeper and Nessie off my dirt roads by placing more dirt roads in other parts of my town. They still spend the majority of time on the dirt roads but they travel now from one to the other.

  3. If it gave a bonus I might consider it..
    It’s cool that it moves, but meh

  4. Alex - aabcampos2

    I was able to ground my street cleaner off the dirt roads using the one thing characters don’t walk thought: land not purchased. I did the same with the monster of lochness

  5. Help! I just bought the street cleaner with the donut rebate, donuts were deducted, but the street cleaner is no where to be found! Not stuck in dirt, just no where. What do I do?

  6. Passed on the Garbage Truck, but I have been envious of the Street Cleaner in some of my neighbour’s towns, so I’m glad it returned. Instant buy. 😀

  7. I got the street cleaner this time, but it’s going to stay in storage with Nessie until they fix it from constantly being on dirt roads… It just kills the whole “wild west” vibe.

    • Try putting dirt roads in sections of your town that are blocked from view by buildings. That worked in helping get my Street Cleaner to move around everywhere.

  8. I had a question, the other day I was looking around for the S.I.B post for the street sweeper I found the original posting and upon reading the thread I came upon a post from I think it was Mab taking a picture of Lee’s town and it had a channel 6 van on the road, so I was wondering if that was a trick of the eye or were you able to find out a secret way to put the cars on the road? Thx.

    • There was alimited time a couple of years ago when you could put roads under some vehicles (you couldn’t put the vehicles on the roads, but you could drag roads under vehicles), which is how I was able to put my ice cream truck on the road. But they fixed that glitch, which is why I’m never gonna move that truck! (Which is a pain when I want to release Ice Cream Man Homer from his task prematurely, because I need him for something or sent him on that task accidentally.)

      • Ahh, ok yes I do vaguely remember that… bummer well thank-you for taking the time to write back I do appreciate it.

    • There are pictures on the Addicts flickr page from ages ago showing how to make the illusion of vehicles on roads…my garbage truck has been in the same place for ages in a street with bins outside each house like it’s dustbin-day


  9. I wouldn’t spend a single donut of an NPC lol

  10. Street cleaner is cool but trapped in the lower left hand part of my town, which is the old west. I guess there are too many road apples.

    • The road cleaner stays on the dirt roads cleaning up if you have them in your town. That is why mine has been and stays in storage. EA has not fixed that and wish they would.

  11. I’d be more likely to buy the garbage truck if it could go on roads.

  12. The garbage truck goes well next to the Garbage Dump, the Recycling Centers, and Garbage Cans.
    At least, I believe so.

  13. I just realized it is trying to clean up all that dirt on the dirt roads!

  14. Finally a chance for me to get a second truck for my town. Let’s heat up the XP multiplier and get these (very expensive) donuts of the bloodmobile oven!

  15. I created a garbage and recycling area for my Springfield from the monorail event things…have a couple garbage trucks from them as a result.

    The street sweeper is great, but I wish they’d fix the stuck on dirt roads thing….it’s annoying.

  16. It’s cool, it luvs dirt roads(my springfield “Westworld” will be immaculate!) and it’s kinda tiny – but I like it!

  17. I like the look of the garbage truck so I got one. And I thought the street cleaner was a little too expensive before so glad it came back with a discount.

  18. Let all the cars be NPCs and tasks to drive them, granpa in his classic or homer in his car, add some life to the streets, its a no for me!!!

  19. I got both from first time around

    When I don’t have enough performers for one of my stages ….I don’t mind not getting the currency but it’s a shame to see one person performing on their own


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