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Taking in the Trash

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Taking in the Trash
Niko Bellic meeting Ashley Butler at Drusilla's.

Niko Bellic meeting Ashley Butler at Drusilla's.
For Ray Boccino
Location Algonquin
Reward $9,000
Unlocks Meltdown and the LSD worker outfit.
Unlocked by A Long Way to Fall

Taking in the Trash is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV, given to Niko Bellic by Pegorino Family capo Ray Boccino from Drusilla's, a restaurant located in the Little Italy district of Algonquin, Liberty City. Ray got Ashley Butler to get The Lost Brotherhood to rip some diamonds off some club owner and hide the ice in some garbage bags to be picked up by Ray. He wants you to go to a guy named Luca Silvestri and pick up the diamond-laced trash.


Follow the waypoint to find a Trashmaster parked in an alleyway behind the restaurant with a group of three sanitation guys standing around. Get introduced. Objective here is to drive the Trashmaster to wherever Luca tells you to go, picking up garbage bags filled with trash and "ice."

The first diamond pickup is in Chinatown. Stop at the waypoint at the side of the street. Luca's boys will get off and pick up bags and carry them to the garbage truck. Be sure to open the door to the truck's compactor by pressing the button the little tutorial tells you to press. Luca's boys will toss the bags in and get back onto the back of the truck.

The second diamond pickup is on H Street. Stop at the waypoint and wait for Luca's boys to pick up the bags full of ice and toss them into the back of the truck. After the last guy gets on the back of the truck, a cutscene is triggered.

It seems somebody has caught wind of your activity and has sent a car with armed occupants after you. Drive to Fishmarket South to drop off your load. Luca's boys will shoot back at the pursuing car once it starts shooting at you. Shoot back at the car since the Trashmaster is rather slow, mentioned by Niko and Luca during the getaway. Dropping grenades just as you go around a corner is a good way to take them out quickly leaving you a simple drive back. Don't worry about getting attention from the LCPD because when you make it to the waypoint on the map, the heat dies down anyways. As long as you maintain speed and don't crash and get delayed, you should be able to lose the car without having to multitask while driving.


The Liberty Sanitation Department Outfit given to the player after the successful completion of the mission.
  • There is a mission in The Lost and Damned where Johnny steals the diamonds and puts the diamonds in the garbage cans seen in the mission.
  • Niko receives a LSD uniform to wear during the mission, which is then stored to his wardrobe. It is exactly the same as the one worn by regular LSD workers.
  • The "pursuing car" is a rare Oracle XS, which can be obtained by killing both men in the car, and driving it as close to Ray's restaurant as you can, before the mission is failed. Once failed, go to the spot that you were last in the car, and it should be there. This car can be changed to any color desired in the Pay 'n' Spray, without going to default color (dark green) immediately.
  • In the PS3 version this mission can be a little annoying for those playing with the "classic" (i.e. GTA III-era) control set-up, as the control used for accelerating the truck is the same as the one used to open the compactor, so as you drive the compactor will continually open and close (and you'll need to make sure it's open when the bags are being loaded). Having the compactor open during the chase doesn't seem to have an impact on the mission, despite comments being made regarding bags being damaged and diamonds possibly lost.