Everyone deserves better than to work such a dirty job!
The self-driving truck ideally will have an "unauthorized waste scanner."
It will look for:
- Mercury-positive refuse (used-up CFL bulbs)
- Other pollutants not meant to be disposed of in a landfill
- Suspicious items (guns still in perfectly-working order; a criminal could have disposed of one right after a crime.)
- Much more refuse not permitted to be thrown away the conventional way.
Then the androids sort them accordingly per their programs' instructions.
If the scans turn up weapons (including non-projectile weapons with fresh blood) and bodies in a dumpster, an automatic is sent to a local law enforcement precinct.
When might this arrive?
What else do you have to add on how the sanitation industry will operate in this future?