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The Trashmaster in GTA III, its earliest appearance in the series (Rear quarter view).

The Trashmaster is a recurring garbage truck appearing in the following games:

It essentially succeeds the Garbage Truck from Grand Theft Auto 2, the first garbage truck to be featured in the series.



As with most other utility/industrial vehicles in the Grand Theft Auto series, the Trashmaster has no functional purpose, with the exception of GTA Liberty City Stories; it has a side mission entitled Trash Dash, where the player must drive a Trashmaster around the city, picking up garbage in a Taxi mission style way. It is one of the slowest and least maneuverable vehicles in the series, and in GTA III, it has the lowest point value when destroyed, 10. Despite its shortfalls, the Trashmaster tends to be one of the heaviest and hardiest trucks available in the game.

The Trashmater is commonly found driving in the industrial sections of each city. The Trashmaster in GTA IV only spawns in the early hours of the morning; it also has a functioning back door, although it can only be operated during the mission Taking in the Trash, where Niko Bellic must drive to waypoints, picking up diamond-filled trash bags along the way.



Throughout the games, its appearance has remained mostly the same, with the exception of the front cab, which switches around from flat cab-over design to a standard cab in-between the games.

In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Trashmaster resembles a Mack MR. In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories it has a cab similar to the Yankee, but the grille is slightly altered, GTA San Andreas's version also has different headlights, added turning signals, bears Sanitary Andreas logos.

The GTA IV rendition is the most realistic yet, with LSD workers hanging on the back, as well as various other details. It closely resembles a DSNY (Department of Sanitation New York) Mack LE Refuse Collection Truck but the front is slightly altered.


  • A GTA III style Trashmaster appears in Manhunt 2, also a Rockstar Games Production.
  • The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the truck is unusual in that its door will not be closed when the player exits the truck on a flat surface; the player must disembarked onto a surface more elevated than that where the truck is in order to close the door. This peculiarity is also seen on other vehicles with high driver compartments, such as the Dumper in GTA San Andreas.
  • The Trashmaster plays the following radio stations by default when entered:



GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories


  • Found parked in the underpass of Fishmarket South, near Pier 45.
  • Plenty spawn parked in a depot also near Pier 45, to your right.
  • Many spawn around Liberty city at night.

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