Those garbage trucks that rattle past your Evanston home each week collect more than garbage. This week they picked up an award.
Actually, the trucks are only a part of the 360-unit city fleet, including police vehicles, fire apparatuses, public works and forestry trucks and equipment, utility vehicles, and the like that comprise what Governing Magazine considers to be one of the “100 best fleets in North America."
In a press release, the city credited its win to its advanced fleet management information system, responsible waste stream, including its recycling of oil, anti-freeze, and other fluids, and its use of alternative fuels, such as biodiesel.
The city’s fleet is one of only seven in Illinois to be so recognized.
The Fleet Services Division will be recognized at the city’s Administration and Public Works Committee meeting on Monday.